But then, my parents were from California and weren't gardeners, and it was a era that vegetables weren't exactly front row and center.
But I discovered kale, mustard, and turnip greens living in Southeast Georgia, and have been a fan ever since.
I've grown lots of kale, collard, and mustards, but haven't grown turnips, but my colleague sowed some Purple Top seed late last summer in the kitchen garden next to the visitor center (at the botanical garden where I work).
We've harvested quite a few of the greens to contribute to our local food bank, including many of the turnips, which had sized up nicely last fall.
But, a number were left in the ground (supposedly, turnips 'sweeten' with frost), and this was the largest of the bunch, harvested this afternoon.
|Turnip on grocery bag|
|An extra-large turnip|