Kitchen Garden

TURNIPS

Turnips, along with swedes and other root crops, have long been grown as staple foods and with good reason. They are nutritious, relatively easy to grow and store well. But tastes and trends change and for some time turnips fell from favour. However, canny gardeners have always appreciated their importance and recently the gourmet chef’s desire for ‘new’ ingredients helped to turn the tide (see page 26). They are making a comeback with home veg growers

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