My very first homegrown turnip ever! I have never grown turnips, we rarely ate them growing up. I remember going to the grocery store with my mom as a kid. Whenever she came across an exotic new vegetable she would turn and ask a fellow shopper how to cook it, if no one was around to tell her, she’d buy it anyway. That’s how turnips made it into our diet. None of us were real enthused about them boiled and mashed.Looking them up in her cookbook she found out that they were good raw in salads like radishes. In those days it was hard to find plantains, yucca and jicama in the supermarket and she has always been willing to try new things. I think of her when I am grocery shopping and encounter a new fruit or vegetable.
The tops are going in a stir fry and the turnip itself is getting chopped up with a couple of tiny radishes for a salad.
Tomatoes and basil seem to be growing the best, we’re constantly picking and eating those. There are three small bell peppers, a tiny spaghetti squash, several eggplant blossoms that hopefully will become fruit and the snow peas have blossoms too!