Why Are Turnips Cracking

Anonymous added on August 3, 2015 | Answered

Why are my turnips in the garden cracking and going to rot?

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Answered on August 3, 2015

Cracking like this is typically caused by inconsistent watering. If the turnip gets too dry and then is flooded with water, it takes up the water too fast and this causes the root to crack. Once it cracks, it is exposed to fungus in the ground, which is what causes the rotting.

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