You might wonder what this miserable, half frozen plant is. Well, it is our best winter vegetable as it looks in still frozen soil emerging from a hard winter!
Foliage turnip, also known as turnip tops or turnip green, is a green
vegetable associated with the south. I cannot remember anyone growing it in the
two areas of Ontario where I have
lived. Three years ago, I found seeds for it - at a dollar store of all places. With
no best-before date on the package, the seed was likely old. But, at
25 cents a package and having never grown turnip tops before, I was curious to try
it, and I got some seeds. The variety I got is called “Seven Tops” and it turns out to be an amazing vegetable for our cold climate.