Part of our garden is full of radishes, lettuce mixes, spinach and turnips. If you still want to get some good eatins' out of your garden, it is not too late to plant these different varieties! They can withstand some freezing and actually do better in this cooler weather here in Indiana.
Turnips are loaded with nutrients, including, dietary fiber, folate, calcium, potassium, copper, manganese, vitamin C and B6, all in the white root. The green leaves are also not lacking in their nutritional value, with vitamins A, C, E, B6 and folate, copper, calcium and fiber. Beta carotene is also abundant in these delicious greens. Cook the green tops like you would spinach. I like to add bacon pieces to give it more of a southern-taste.
Not sure how to fix turnips? I like simple.
First, peel the outer layer of the turnip, slice, and put in a pan with water. Bring to a boil long enough until the turnips are tender, usually around 15 minutes. Then, add salt and pepper to taste along with butter. We have also heard that adding sugar instead of salt is quite tasty.
Try something different! Try a turnip!
I'd love to hear how you fix yours!