This enormous turnip came out of our garden a while back. I didn’t really know what to do with it, so I left it in the ground to just keep growing and growing…subconsciously, I was hoping for an ad to pop up in the local paper saying something along the lines of, ‘Come and show your super-sized turnip at the local fair this weekend. Compete with the greatest turnip growers in the region’. The ad never came. The turnip kept growing, and becoming more and more woody and unpalatable by the day. It was so ridiculously large, that it became a fairground attraction in its own right, a daily source of amusement for the kids as it burst further and further from the ground.
Growing stuff is such a sweet pastime, and as the heat drifts out of the days here, I am feeling inspired again to be out there amongst it all, digging my hands into the earth, rebuilding the parched soil in the vegetable patch, and really getting things going again.
Trying to grow veges in the heat of the Perth summer is a tough gig. We’ve had an abundance of kale, rocket, celery and tomatoes, but not much else. I don’t think turnips will make it into the patch again this season…or ever again.
Linking with Essentially Jess for IBOT