I've also made these by heating the brine and pouring them over the turnips and refrigerating over night,they're good that way but allowing them to sit for a week makes a more flavorful pickled turnip.
These are good as a snack,with a sandwich or in a green salad.I keep them in the refrigerator.
Remove from heat and let cool to room temperature. Add the vinegar and the remaining water.
Cut the turnips or rutabagas and beet into slices, about the size of French fries. Put the turnips, beets and garlic slices into a large, clean jar, then pour the salted brine over them in the jar,(adding the bay leaf). Cover and let sit at room temperature, in a cool place, for a week. Then refrigerate until ready to serve.
The turnips will keep for several weeks in the refrigerator.