If, unlike this author, you can develop a taste for turnips and turnip greens you will never starve. Turnips are productive and easy to grow. My dislike of turnips comes from my grandmother's stew which was very good until I had my mouth set for the potato I skewered only to find out I had snagged a turnip. Eat the bulbs boiled or mashed. The tops make flavorful greens. In Texas they can be grown in all but the hottest part of the summer and make a great winter cover crop for the garden that will produce all winter.
Turnips harvested on February 12, 2011
in Fort Worth, Texas