Page 3, 26th July 1957

26th July 1957
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LATE sowings of turnips often gel better results than the early ones, and if sowings are made from now on until the end of August say every 10 days they should result in good crops for winter storage as well as providing tender and delicious roots to be eaten earlier: The tops of those lifted for immediate use should be eaten as greens. Turnips should he sown jn rows one foot apart and the seedlings thinned when about two inches high, to four inches apart. When young roots are taken for immediate use they' should be taken alternately, thus leaving eight inches root room for those that are to grow larger for winter storing. Once the small ones have been lifted a dressing of old soot will benefit those that are left. After lifting these for storing. trim off the leaves but not the root ends. Spring cabbage, too, can be sown now, and another sowing made in August, preferably in a seed bed, in shallow drills, and the young plants planted out later, a good IS inches apart: they will need a well dug bed with either farmyard manure or well-rotted garden compost dug into it. Before the plants are put in, hydrated lime should be spread over the surface about six ounces to the square yard. This will act as a preventive to the clubroot disease to which all the cabbage family are subject. If preferred the seed may he put straight in where the cabbages arc to grow and thinned out later. In each case, sow thinly.

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