In anticipation of some warmer weather, I've also sown a couple of rows of the small summer white turnips
in a well-hoed drill, watered before and after sowing to help germination.
Some 40 acres of barley are grown for cattle rations, while 20 acres of white turnips
are grown as part of entering the agri-environmental scheme Tir Gofal.
The cost of long, white turnips
on market stalls has leapt 25 per cent in Beijing from 8p a pound to 10p.
For example orange carrots have 8,115 micrograms of carotene per 100g, compared to only 50 in the same amount of cauliflower and just 20 in white turnips
8 medium white turnips
, about 4 1/2 pounds, trimmed and washed 1 cup pulverized almonds 1 medium onion, finely chopped 1 tablespoon margarine 1 teaspoon pepper 1/2 teaspoon salt, if desired 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger 1/8 teaspoon cayenne 1 1/2 cups water mixed with 2 teaspoons finely powdered coriander leaves, 1 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1/2 teaspoon pepper, and 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
3 tablespoons butter or margarine 1 pound white turnips
, peeled and cut into 1-1/2-inch matchstick-thin strips 2 medium carrots, cut into 1-1/2-inch matchstick-thin strips 1 cup chicken broth 1/2 teaspoon salt, optional 1/4 teaspoon white pepper 2 tablespoon sugar 2 tablespoons chopped parsley
Early carrots, spinach and white turnips
can be sown in warm glasshouse soils over the next 4 to 6 weeks.
Plant mesclun mix, snap peas and root crops, including 'Pink Beauty' radishes, 'Caroline Hybrid' carrots and 'Hakurei' white turnips
My companion chose potted ham hock with pease pudding and red wine syrup followed by honey glazed duck breast, braised white turnips
, marinated cherries and red wine syrup.
8 blanched baby white turnips
, 4 peeled, 4 thinly sliced