TURNIPS - Brassica rapa var. rapifera. Cool weather staples. Plant in early spring or late summer. Turnips are direct seeded, planted in soil where they are to grow, and produce best in loose soil with a fair amont of compost added. Approximately 12,000 seeds per ounce or 420 to 425 seeds per gram.
RUTABAGA - Brassica napus ssp. Easy to grow, store well and easy to prepare. Plant as early in spring as soil can be worked. For fall and winter crops plant again in early August. Rutabaga prefers fertile soil that holds moisture but still drains relatively well. Do not add an excess of nitrogen to the soil at planting time or hairy roots will develop. Approximately 12,000 seeds per ounce or 420 to 425 seeds per gram.
SALSIFY - Tragopogon porrifolius. Roots taste like fried oysters when sliced and deep fat fried. Grow in well composted soil. Plants are hardy and will survive in the garden in all but the most extreme winters.