A stupid turnip question.

harveyhorses(7 Midlothian Va)March 15, 2013

So, this morning I was at Agri Supply, having a good ole time, and saw a small container of turnips and since my seeds are not appearing yet (too old maybe?) I splurged and got a 4 pack. The girl at the register just said " oh turnip greens" but now i have looked at the tag thing that is stuck in the soil, and all it says is Turnip Greens and planting instructions. Don't all turnips have, well, turnips as the root? No a major disaster, but What have I got? Or done? It's been a very long week.

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Who knows? There are many varieties of turnips. Most common are Seven Top, which has a tough non palatable root and is commonly grown for greens and Purple Top White Globe which is grown for both roots and greens. There are about a 100 known varieties.

    Bookmark   March 15, 2013 at 6:52PM
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albert_135(Sunset 2 or 3)

the turnips that we used to for greens only produced small "turnips" that were sort tough and fibrous. Turnip Greens are quite tasty mixed with mustard greens.

    Bookmark   March 15, 2013 at 7:36PM
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harveyhorses(7 Midlothian Va)

Thanks, we love the greens, and the turnip part too, live and learn.

    Bookmark   March 15, 2013 at 8:23PM
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I thought there were only smart turnips Harvey, what was I thinking :)

    Bookmark   March 17, 2013 at 3:02PM
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Michael - you stole my laugh.
Harvey Horses - I thought there were only stupid questions, not stupid turnips.
Forgive me, I spend too much time with Sophomores.

    Bookmark   March 19, 2013 at 8:10AM
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harveyhorses(7 Midlothian Va)

I KNEW somebody would call me on that! LOL.
They are planted for better or worse, smarter or stupider (more stupid?)
I slipped in the mud, landed on my elbow and tore my rotator cuff. I blame all my mistakes on the pain meds today. No excuse for previous.

    Bookmark   March 20, 2013 at 9:27AM
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