Turnips – Another Fall Garden Crop

Source New York City Fires Dead Man
You can’t make this stuff up!
New York City tried to fire an employee for missing about 18 months of work. City Human Resources Administration accused Medicaid eligibility specialist of abandoning his job as of November 2013. An administrative law judge recommended last month that Toliver be fired, noting that he didn’t appear for a July 1 hearing. Geoffrey Toliver died of cancer Dec. 8, at 65.

winter turnips Grin … Everyones favorite root vegetable, Turnips.
Turnips grow well temperate climates but can endure light frost. Fall crops are usually sweeter and more tender than spring crops and pests are less of a problem in Fall plantings.
Plant Turnips 60 to 70 days before your first average hard frost/freeze date.
Select a site that gets full son.
Soil should be well drained and loosened to a depth of 10 to 12 inches.
Till in a 2 to 4 inch layer of compost.
Scatter turnip seed. Do not cover the seeds with more than 1/2 an inch of soil.
Once seedlings are 4 inches high, thin 4 to 6 inches apart. Crops grown mainly for greens do not need to be thinned.

Water at a rate of 1 inch per week to prevent the roots from becoming tough and bitter. Turnips like a slightly damp ‘Not Wet’ soil.
Best flavored greens should be harvest while small and tender. The same is true of the roots. Small young turnips are tender and have the best ‘mild’ flavors.
Hint: Do not let the soil dry out. When turnips grow slowly due to dry soil their roots become woody and strong flavored.

Storing and preserving your Turnip crop.
Turnip greens will keep in the refrigerator for up to 7 days. Roots will keep for 2 months in the refrigerator or store roots in a cold, moist place for 4 to 5 months, do not refrigerate. Cooked turnips can be stored frozen for up to 6 months.

Think about healthy foods before you snack. Eat healthy.

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5 responses to “Turnips – Another Fall Garden Crop

  1. I’ve never eaten a turnip before. I wonder how I’d like them…

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  2. The NYC story is hysterical, but not so far fetched when you know NYC!! Hahaha…
    I love the idea of that fall garden under glass.

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