he thought of transplanting salad turnips turned me off. Mostly because I was worried about damaging the tap root on a plant that matures so quickly. Time would be of the essence to avoid that.
I’m happy to report that my fears were unfounded. Although the transplanting was tedious compared to direct seeding. For me the lazy gardener who never got back to the direct seeded rows to thin, the transplants are ready to harvest now. Seeding in flats and then transplanting added a step in one place, but thinning adds a step in a different place. So depending on what garden tasks you like, or dislike, transplanting is not a bad way to go with these tender turnips.