I think the title of this post would be a good band name.
Yesterday evening was a beautiful one, so I thought I’d enjoy it by pulling out all my turnips that I planted a couple months ago. They turned out beautifully*.
* It should be noted here that a turnip maxes out its “beauty” potential pretty quickly, so when I say they were beautiful, take it with a grain of salt. Also, incidentally, if you are eating turnips, you should do that with a grain of salt–or several grains of salt, rather–because turnips are not particularly tasty.
I planted turnips in the spring mainly because they are easy to grow, I like the idea of turnips more than I actually like the vegetables themselves, and they are good for one thing–soup. I’ve heard that turnip greens are good to eat, also, but I found this to be profoundly untrue.
It didn’t take long to harvest them all, as I only planted a handful. That’s pretty much the entire harvest on our patio table.
The next step is to dice, blanch, and freeze them for the winter (when we’ll actually want a hot bowl of soup for dinner).
I may plant a few more turnips this week in order to harvest them this fall, because they are really easy to grow, they are harvest-ready in two months, and they don’t take a lot of space. And they really are a nice addition to soup.
Chester helped with the great June turnip harvest. When I say “helped with” I mean “tried to eat.”
In other news, the real superstars of our garden are close to being ready!