Besides carrots, last fall Megan planted turnips and rutabagas. We like a root soup that Megan concocted a few years ago but have not been able to find the vegetables at the vegetable stand – they have some variety of turnip here but rutabagas were elusive. So this year we decided to try our luck at growing our own, especially since we were able to grow beets so well. It was successful.
We had a delicious soup for dinner from our own garden. We only got enough of each kind of root vegetable (excluding the carrots) for a few batches of soup. The caterpillars did a number on the greens before the cold weather arrived. Next year there will be more.