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Posted on 11 November 2011 by urbangardencasual.com

How to Grow Turnips and Turnip Candy Memories

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By Mindy McIntosh-Shetter

Growing up in a rural community brought many challenges that some people do not appreciate.

One of these challenges was sweets.

While my dad had a sweet tooth and loved pastries, pies, cakes, donuts and anything else sweet, we could only have sweets that were marked down.

I really do not think I ever had a sweet that was not marked down until I was married.

In my family, frugalness was next to godliness.

So growing up, sweets were found in the fruits and vegetables that were grown on the farm. Fresh apples, peaches and plums were the staple desert after the evening meal but for me I discovered the sweetness of a long forgotten vegetable the turnip.

Turnips are one of those Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted on 31 August 2011 by urbangardencasual.com

Get Two for One in Your Garden Space-Plant Turnips and Beets

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Mindy McIntosh-Shetter

Growing up in the country, I learned quickly how to work smarter not harder and this was true when it came to gardening.

While planting tomatoes, peppers, beans, and peas was rewarding, it only provided one crop and most of the time that crop came all at the same time.

There was not a lull between harvests where one could really enjoy the flavors of the season.

Pepper plants all seemed to bloom and fruit at the same time along with determinate tomatoes, and beans.

While peas are a typically a cool season crop, Read the rest of this entry »

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