For the Love of Turnips

I may not be able to find as much on their history as I’d like, but let me sell you on this versatile crop.

The Poet William Stafford spent part of his career writing a poem a day, when asked how he managed that he replied “I lowered my standards”. I have no clue if this actually happened or not, but the advice rings true for me.

I’ve been meaning to put more content up on the site but I haven’t, because every time I sit down I start playing around with the title, then deciding on just the right image, then start writing and freeze up when I realize I haven’t done enough of research on the subject. The most important in blogging is to sit down and blog.

So I’m going to try to get 2-3 posts out a week, even if its nothing more than chatting about what I did in the garden today. Even if I create a bunch of completely useless fluff I’ll still have improved my comfort level with writing these posts.

So to kick things off I’m going to talk about Turnips.

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Cantaloupe or Muskmelon

Is the sweet summer melon we all know and love a Cantaloupe or a Muskmelon?

… Or both

For years I’ve delighted inbeing a know it all, happily pulling out the tale of mislabeled American melons. But, the tale isn’t entirely accurate. It is true that the fruit called a Cantaloupe in North America isn’t the same fruit called a Cantaloupe in Europe. It is not true that we in the Americas are eating mislabeled Muskmelons, since both kinds of cantaloupes are actually Muskmelons.

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