I'm on a new kick

I took this shot a few years ago of Ally wearing my reading glasses.
@rebelann (52195)
El Paso, Texas
August 13, 2019 7:30pm CST
Yepper, got me a turnip last month, it's a huge one and rather than cook it I stuck it in a pot of soil and now I have greens. I love turnip greens. Now I'm not certain that these are the greens I'd wanna eat but I'm gonna cook up a mess of them leaves to see what they'll taste like. Tomorrow I'll get my package of turnip seeds and potting soil so that I can start growing turnip greens for my own consumption. Does anybody know anything about growing turnip greens indoors? I know they need sun but is there anything else I need to know? That Ally's in the photo sporting my reading glasses, she's my lil superdoggie.
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@RubyHawk (35109)
• Atlanta, Georgia
14 Aug
I don't know if turnips grow inside, It wont hurt to try it. Turnip greens are delicious. I used to grow them in my garden. They are easy to grow in the garden. When the leaves grow big enough, pick and boil in a little water add a little salt and olive oil. I said a little water but I add more because I like the juice that's left in the pot. Bake a pan of corn bread to go with it. I might try growing some on my deck.
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@kareng (16154)
• United States
14 Aug
Yes, have to have some cornbread to go with those greens.
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@rebelann (52195)
• El Paso, Texas
14 Aug
I want to make some with bacon, I hope this works as everything I've read so far states that turnips are a cool weather plant and this area rarely gets that cool
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@Starkinds (8137)
• India
14 Aug
@rebelann I have omelette in breakfast
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@porwest (17347)
• United States
14 Aug
No idea. I just know I do not like turnip greens. Tastes like a dirty ashtray to me.
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@rebelann (52195)
• El Paso, Texas
14 Aug
That's how I feel about spinach. Gimme turnip greens and mustard greens anyday.
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@porwest (17347)
• United States
15 Aug
@rebelann Spinach has never tasted like a dirty ashtray to me. Just saying.
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@rebelann (52195)
• El Paso, Texas
15 Aug
To me it's just not very flavorful, I like mustart, collard and turnip greens especially when cooked with hamhocks @porwest
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@Tampa_girl7 (32556)
• United States
14 Aug
I just know that I love to eat them.
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@rebelann (52195)
• El Paso, Texas
14 Aug
I love em but around here no one knows what they are except maybe some of the military folks on Ft Bliss.
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@Tampa_girl7 (32556)
• United States
14 Aug
@rebelann they are missing out.
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@rebelann (52195)
• El Paso, Texas
14 Aug
Most here prefer spinach or broccoli @Tampa_girl7 I wish I could eat broccoli but it doesn't like me and I don't care for the flavor of spinach.
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@kareng (16154)
• United States
14 Aug
I'm no help either with the planting of them but I also wanted to plant some because I love the greens. The turnips not really, but I'll take the tops. Good luck with your planting.
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@rebelann (52195)
• El Paso, Texas
14 Aug
I live in a very hot region so I'm wondering if it will be cool enough to get a good crop. I'll probably write about it in a few months to let people know what happened.
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@kareng (16154)
• United States
14 Aug
@rebelann That is usually an autumn and winter crop but indoors should be fine anytime.
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@rebelann (52195)
• El Paso, Texas
14 Aug
I just hope it isn't too warm in here @kareng swamp coolers don't really create cold indoors although they do make it cooler than it is outside.
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@divalounger (3081)
• United States
16 Aug
I like turnip greens but have never grown turnips inside or out--I would suspect you need big container--
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@rebelann (52195)
• El Paso, Texas
16 Aug
Yes, I do have large containers but I'm only interested in the greens.
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• United States
17h
@rebelann but turnips are great! Better than the greens I think--
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@rebelann (52195)
• El Paso, Texas
16h
I prefer the greens @divalounger but I will eat the root
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@CarolDM (36437)
• United States
14 Aug
Oh my gosh this photo made me smile! Have never grown turnips indoors.
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@rebelann (52195)
• El Paso, Texas
14 Aug
Oh good, I'm glad it made you smile. Why shouldn't I grow it indoors?
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@CarolDM (36437)
• United States
14 Aug
@rebelann I meant I have never grown them indoors. Not sure, why couldn't you?
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@rebelann (52195)
• El Paso, Texas
14 Aug
That's what I was wondering @CarolDM
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@Mavic123456 (19464)
• Thailand
14 Aug
I d o n't know what green turnips. oopsies!!! at first I thought your dog's name is Yepper. lol
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@rebelann (52195)
• El Paso, Texas
14 Aug
I hope you can open this link, it explains what turnips are
https://foodfacts.mercola.com/turnip.html
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@rebelann (52195)
• El Paso, Texas
15 Aug
Mom used to make them with hamhocks @Mavic123456
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@velvet53 (20839)
• Palisade, Colorado
14 Aug
I don't know anything about turnips. One thing I do know is that Ally's looks mighty fine wearing those glasses.
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@rebelann (52195)
• El Paso, Texas
14 Aug
Thanks, she does have that superdog look doesn't she?
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@velvet53 (20839)
• Palisade, Colorado
14 Aug
@rebelann She sure does.
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@rebelann (52195)
• El Paso, Texas
14 Aug
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• Midland, Michigan
14 Aug
I was going to mention nice specs there. I hope she had time to get her reading in, lol. I would think that info would be online. I've had my first turnips this summer but I'm not interested in the greens nor growing them. I have a hard enough time growing basil in my house.
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@rebelann (52195)
• El Paso, Texas
14 Aug
Those specs went missing shortly after I took that shot, they were the cheapies from the store but I liked them. I did some checking on YouTube but they don't tell me how to grow them indoors.
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• Midland, Michigan
14 Aug
@rebelann not everything is in YouTube. I found an article and will seeded how I do pasting the URL. Looks like it worked.
https://homeguides.sfgate.com/grow-turnip-windowsill-20995.html
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@rebelann (52195)
• El Paso, Texas
14 Aug
Thank you @MarshaMusselman I'll make use of this information when I get the seeds and potting soil.
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@sophie09 (12625)
• Indonesia
14 Aug
ally is so cute!!
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@rebelann (52195)
• El Paso, Texas
14 Aug
Thank you
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@sophie09 (12625)
• Indonesia
15 Aug
@rebelann you are welcome
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@PatZAnthony (13910)
• Charlotte, North Carolina
14 Aug
We buy ours from neighboring farmers! Know nothing helpful.
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@rebelann (52195)
• El Paso, Texas
14 Aug
I don't know that any of the farmers round here even know what they are. But there's plenty of jalapenos, chili peppers, corn, cilantro, broccoli and spinach. Oh and tomatoes. My neighbor is from Guadalajara and has tried unsuccessfully to grow some kinds of gourds that he likes but it's just too dry here.
• Wheat Ridge, Colorado
14 Aug
I hope you get some answers. I just eat greens I dont grow them.
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@rebelann (52195)
• El Paso, Texas
14 Aug
If I could find some organic Turnip greens here I wouldn't bother but they're hard to find and usually not organic.
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@JudyEv (166624)
• Bunbury, Australia
14 Aug
I've never really heard of cooking turnip greens. All I know about turnips is that they're nice in soup and that cattle are sometimes fed on them when they're kept in barns (the cattle not the turnips) during really cold winters.
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@rebelann (52195)
• El Paso, Texas
14 Aug
It is a favorite southern dish. Dad used to love them and mom would cook them with things like hamhocks. Sadly the area I live in is not familiar with the dish so I have to try to grow my own but I'll have to grow them indoors because it gets too hot for them outside. Maybe it will work, I really hope so.
@andriaperry (86393)
• Anniston, Alabama
14 Aug
A sunny window and water! Greens in a week.
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@rebelann (52195)
• El Paso, Texas
14 Aug
Thanks. I have just the spot. Hopefully these kitties won't get too curious. I'm craving turnip greens.
@Starkinds (8137)
• India
14 Aug
It's looks so cute.
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@rebelann (52195)
• El Paso, Texas
14 Aug
Thank you, I have to agree.
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@Gillygirl (35923)
• Sutton, England
14 Aug
I honestly don't know. I haven't grown root beg before. Lovely photo
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@rebelann (52195)
• El Paso, Texas
14 Aug
It's not the root I want, it's the greens. I'll probably eat the roots once I figure out how to harvest them.