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    Cooking Turnips

    Turnips can be boiled, steamed, and stir-fried. Cook turnips until they are just tender-crunchy–less than seven minutes or so for a young turnip. The flavor will be mildly sweet and crisp. Steamed and boiled. Toss steamed small turnips with butter and parsley and serve. Boiled turnips can be mashed with butter and cream or puréed […] More

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    Planting Parsnips

    Parsnip roots can be used in soups, stews, and side dishes. (Learn more about cooking and serving parsnips, click here.) The parsnip is a root crop that can be planted in spring and autumn in all regions and winter in mild-winter regions. Parsnips require 95 to 120 days to mature and reach harvest. The parsnip […] More

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    How to Grow Kohlrabi

    Grow Kohlrabi

    Kohlrabi is a hardy biennial grown as an annual. Kohlrabi is grown for its swollen base which is actually the plant’s stem. The globe-shaped base develops above the ground. Kohlrabi is a good choice for gardens that don’t have deep soils. Varieties with white, light green or purple skins are available. Both the globe base […] More

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    How to Grow Salsify

    Salsify is a cool-weather root crop. It is grown for its roots. The leaves are also edible. Sow salsify as early as 2 weeks before the last expected frost in spring when the soil temperature has reached about 40°F (4.4°C). In mild winter regions, sow salsify in early autumn for a winter harvest. Salsify requires […] More

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    How to Grow Rutabaga

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    Rutabaga is a hardy, cool-weather biennial vegetable grown as an annual. Sow rutabaga seed in the garden 4 to 6 before the average date of the last frost in spring. Sow rutabaga also in late summer for autumn or winter harvest. In mild winter regions sow rutabaga in autumn for winter harvest. Grow rutabaga so […] More

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    How to Grow Carrots

    How to Grow Carrots

    Carrots are among the easiest garden vegetables to grow—and the most bountiful–given the right conditions. Grow carrots in the cool time of the year—spring and autumn. Plant carrots in loose, compost-rich soil free of pebbles, stones or other obstructions. Sow carrots in the garden 2 to 3 weeks before the average last frost date in […] More

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    How to Grow Turnips

    Grow turnips in cool season

    Turnips grow and taste best when they come to harvest in cool weather. For a late spring harvest, sow turnip seeds directly in the garden 2 to 3 weeks before the average last frost date in spring. Sow turnips in late summer for autumn harvest; in early autumn for late autumn harvest, and in late […] More

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    How to Grow Parsnips

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    Parsnips are cool-weather biennials grown as an annual. Parsnips taste best if brought to harvest in cool weather. Sow parsnip seed directly in the garden 2 to 3 weeks before the average date of the last frost in spring. In warm-winter regions, parsnips can be planted in autumn. Description. Parsnip is a creamy white root […] More