Monday, November 14, 2016

Kitchen Garden. Turnips. 11.14.16

We have some nice turnips waiting in the kitchen garden.  These are "Ideal Purple Top Milan" from Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds.  I also grew the more standard Purple Top turnips, which are not as big but very good.

Turnips, Chinese Radish, Sunchokes, are all good for roasting, stir fry, and slicing thin for snacking.


  1. I bought a couple of turnips from the green grocer and will try Grandma's recipes. Your will taste better, coming from your soil and freshly pulled.

  2. Joan, I think I left some of mine in the ground too long. Some have been eaten inside out by slugs or worms. But others are good, and they are a bit of an adventure. My Granddad Alcorn used to grow them, so this connects me a little to him.

    This yr I replanted the french butter turnip, very buttery. The purple and white kind turn out to be giants. Tis the season for turnips!

    1. I will see if I can find seeds for those. Thank you for thee recommendation.