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Asked by Anonymous on December 8, 2010
Planting Turnips and Rutabagas

I live in Hawaii and would like to grow turnips or rutabagas. I know I will have to grow them in a container but with the warm temperatures,   will I be able to grow them?

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Nikki
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

Your best bet to grow them will be to do so in the winter when the temps are slightly cooler. Also, keep them in a partly shady place and mulch around them well to keep the ground cooler.

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Asked by Anonymous on December 12, 2010
Growing Rutabagas

My rutabagas have been growing since the first week in September. How long does it take to fully grow rutabagas?

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Heather
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

As far as I know, it shouldn't really make a big difference either way. I think it's a matter of personal choice. To experiment, however, you might want to try cutting the flowers from one plant and leaving them on another to compare the results come harvest time. Here is an article that you may find helpful: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/rutabaga/planting-rutabaga.htm

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Asked by Anonymous on March 13, 2011
Rutabaga Seeds

I have been looking all over for rutabaga seeds and cannot find them anywhere. Why?

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Nikki
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

It is mainly because they are not currently popular to grow in the veggie garden. This link will take you to a place that sells the seeds:
http://www.rareseeds.com/store/vegetables/rutabagas/

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Asked by Anonymous on May 29, 2011
Rutabagas

It’s my first time growing rutabagas. Should I cut off flowers to aid root development or let them come?

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Nikki
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

As far as I know, it shouldn't really make a big difference either way. I think it's a matter of personal choice. To experiment, however, you might want to try cutting the flowers from one plant and leaving them on another to compare the results come harvest time. Here is an article that you may find helpful: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/rutabaga/planting-rutabaga.htm

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Asked by Anonymous on June 28, 2011
Rutabaga

How do you keep rutabaga? What and how does it have the waxy shell?

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Nikki
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

The waxy shell you are referring to is simply accomplished by giving the roots a wax bath prior to storing. These articles should help: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/rutabaga/harvesting-rutabaga.htm
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/rutabaga/planting-rutabaga.htm

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Asked by Anonymous on July 5, 2011
Growing Rutabagas

I am growing rutabagas for the first time. We live in western Washington (state). I planted my garden on May 15 and it’s doing very well; however, my rutabagas are starting to go to seed. Should I pinch off the tops or leave them alone?

Asked by landers on July 27, 2011
Rutabagas

What happens when rutabagas turn to seeds?

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Cathy

You can harvest the seed and grow them next year. See this website for more detailed information.
http://countrylivinginacariboovalley.blogspot.com/2009/03/how-to-grow-and-save-rutabaga-seeds.html

Also you may find this article helpful:

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/rutabaga/planting-rutabaga.htm

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