In a small pot, bring the remaining ingredients to a boil. Simmer for 5 minutes. Using a slotted spoon, remove the beet slices, garlic and bay leaf. Place in the jar with the turnips. Pour the hot cooking liquid into the jar over the vegetables. Let cool. Tightly seal the jar and give it a gentle shake. Let marinate in the refrigerator for 12 hours, gently shaking the jar a few times, if possible.