|Two lovely rutabagas|
In northern climates they can be grown in the spring. Here in Mississippi, I sowed the seed in early August– which was a bit too early, the seedlings struggled early on. They take about 90 days to reach harvest size but can be left in the ground later into the fall. “They” say rutabagas taste better after a frost. We shall see.
UPDATE: I peeled, sliced, boiled and mashed them as I was asked. Mr. Big Food turned them into a little casserole with a dash of nutmeg.
When the girls were young, we had a policy– a rule. You don’t have to like it, you do have to try it. When you try it and you don’t like it, you say, “I don’t care for this, thank you.” To this day, Marlena Rose remembers this rule.