Turnips may not be everyone’s cup of tea in terms of tasty veg, but they have to be one of the easiest, quickest and tastiest veg when grown yourself.
I wished that I had placed an object next to them for size comparison. They were huge! They were mistaken for swede which are generally much bigger in size. In all honesty I hadn’t wanted them to get that big as that as they are more tender when they are smaller. They will still taste great in a soup or stew and I am just proud that I managed to grow them at all. They made a fantastic side dish to my roast chicken meal. I mashed them all together with potatoes, spring onion, grated cheese and shredded green cabbage and baked in the oven for 20 mins. Delicious!
I just love the colourings on them. To me, they are truly terrific!
I haven’t had much success with turnips right up till this year. Out in the garden right now I have a whole mess of baby turnips coming up, and I can’t wait to sample them!
I’ve never grown turnip. And I hardly ever buy them, though I should cook with them more often as they have a lovely fresh peppery note. Julienned with carrots and swede and *just* cooked they are delish. Bet they’d be great in coleslaw too!
I must admit, at the moment they seem to be one of my favourite vegetables to grow. They are so quick and easy to grow from seed and are very versatile for cooking.
I love the colour too! They are so satisfying to grow! Xxx
Thanks Vicki. They do say that we eat with our eyes and these are very appealing to look at.
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Wow! Thanks very much – I’m truly honoured. I’ll check it out now.
You have inspired me to plant some turnips out. I haven’t given them a go yet but will do shortly…
Once you start to grow them and see how easy they really are, you will ask yourself what took you so long! 🙂