|My "seed ball" oats and turnips experiment that turned into a wheat and turnip cover crop instead|
The oat/turnip mix I planted in the field had to be killed about a month ago so that I could plant my grain sorghum (I'm not sure if planting oats and turnips in the spring if I'm planning on planting grain sorghum will work around here), but the turnips I planted in the garden have grown into a great crop of nice-looking turnips. The oats never came up, so instead of oats and turnips, I ended up with a nice mixture of turnips and wheat. It looks like a weedy mess to the uninformed, but there are a bunch of nice looking turnips in that mess.
|Perfect looking turnips with nice green tops and bulbs|
|Cut up turnip greens, onion, a little bacon, and steam|
The mashed potatoes and turnips were fine, with just a little turnip taste, but what's the point of eating turnips if they taste sort of like mashed potatoes? I'd rather eat mashed potatoes instead of eating mashed potatoes and turnips just for the sake of eating turnips.
I feel almost like a five-year old that's throwing a fit about having to eat spinach, but I have to admit that I'm still not that fond of turnips, at least the way I cooked them. Results and tastes may vary, so feel free to try them for yourself and comment if you have any suggestions.