Square Foot Gardening Forum

Hello Guest!
Welcome to the official Square Foot Gardening Forum.
There's lots to learn here by reading as a guest. However, if you become a member (it's free, ad free and spam-free) you'll have access to our large vermiculite databases, our seed exchange spreadsheets, Mel's Mix calculator, and many more members' pictures in the Gallery. Enjoy.


Search
 
 

Display results as :
 

 


Rechercher Advanced Search

Latest topics
» 2017: First full year of SFGing in ND
by Robbomb116 Today at 5:34 pm

» Carrot Week 2017!
by sanderson Today at 5:22 pm

» Northern California & Coastal Valleys - What are you doing this month?
by sanderson Today at 5:09 pm

» CANADIAN REGION: What are you doing in March 2017
by sanderson Today at 5:00 pm

» Mary Mary quite contrary, how does your garlic grow?
by sanderson Today at 4:50 pm

» What are you eating from your garden today?
by sanderson Today at 4:49 pm

» Squares under siege... by grass!
by sanderson Today at 4:47 pm

» Comfrey
by CapeCoddess Today at 2:14 pm

» Third Year SFG in Canada
by Kelejan Today at 1:07 pm

» New England March 2017
by yolos Today at 1:03 pm

» Anyone in SE Idaho or near by?
by ralitaco Today at 8:47 am

» Hello from Southern Illinois
by MrBooker Today at 4:23 am

» Ground Cherries
by sanderson Today at 2:20 am

» N & C Midwest: March 2017 Brink of Spring
by CitizenKate Yesterday at 10:11 pm

» Terrible News: Bumblebees In Trouble
by audrey.jeanne.roberts Yesterday at 9:41 pm

» New from OK City
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 9:34 pm

» Butterfly Junction
by countrynaturals Yesterday at 11:56 am

» Tomato Mystery Mix
by Avinash Yesterday at 12:06 am

» How's the Weather Where You're At?
by TCgardening 3/22/2017, 9:46 pm

» New to SFG!
by TCgardening 3/22/2017, 9:39 pm

» North Texas - Square Foot Garden
by Scorpio Rising 3/22/2017, 8:34 pm

» How can we save this tree?
by countrynaturals 3/22/2017, 2:30 pm

» Ontario - trying out SFG
by Kelejan 3/22/2017, 12:39 pm

» List of Forum Members with Blogs
by Cajun Cappy 3/22/2017, 12:31 pm

» SUGA 2017
by SQWIB 3/22/2017, 9:26 am

» Happy Birthday!!
by AtlantaMarie 3/22/2017, 8:42 am

» who has chickens
by sanderson 3/21/2017, 3:00 pm

» Rolling Boxes
by sanderson 3/21/2017, 2:50 pm

» Bok Choy
by Scorpio Rising 3/20/2017, 7:16 pm

» 2017 SFG in Brooks, Ga
by countrynaturals 3/20/2017, 11:53 am

Google

Search SFG Forum

Rutabaga ???

View previous topic View next topic Go down

Rutabaga ???

Post  memart1 on 5/19/2012, 7:36 pm

Has anyone grown rutabaga? I have never seen seed locally, but thought I might try to get some online next year. To me, a holiday meal is not complete without rutabaga.
flower flower
avatar
memart1

Female Posts : 195
Join date : 2012-05-14
Age : 75
Location : Northeastern Pennsylvania

View user profile http://www.mem-artceramics.com

Back to top Go down

Re: Rutabaga ???

Post  llama momma on 5/19/2012, 8:37 pm

Love rutabagas! I left you a note in your PM box.
avatar
llama momma

Certified SFG Instructor

Female Posts : 4710
Join date : 2010-08-20
Age : 60
Location : Central Ohio zone 6a

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Rutabaga ???

Post  Turan on 5/19/2012, 8:56 pm

They are in my to do list. I tryed one year but did not get much root. I think I planted them too close together. They are almost cabbage size. I need to stop playing with potatoes and start growing rutabagas. My DH is not supposed to eat potatoes and he loves rutabagas.

From Territorial Seed ...

CULTURE: Rutabagas and turnips are fast growing and require a
fertile, well-dug, well-drained seedbed that has a pH of 6. One cup of
our complete fertilizer dug into 10 row feet will give the plants
adequate nutrition. Sow the seeds thinly into 1/4 inch deep furrows, in
rows 12-16 inches apart. The optimum soil temperature for germination is
50-80°F. Emergence can take upwards of 20 days. Keep seedbed moist.
When seedlings are well established, thin them to 2-6 inches apart in
the row. Sowing indoors is not recommended.
INSECTS: Cover the
rows with Reemay, AG-19, or an insect barrier to reduce root maggots.
Row covers prevent flies from laying their eggs at the base of
developing plants. Flea beetles can be controlled with a floating row
cover as well, or by applications of Rotenone or Rotenone-Pyrethrin.
avatar
Turan

Female Posts : 2029
Join date : 2012-03-29
Location : Gallatin Valley, Montana, Intermountain zone 4

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Rutabaga ???

Post  KDeus on 5/20/2012, 11:28 am

@memart1 wrote: To me, a holiday meal is not complete without rutabaga.

I couldn't agree more! I'm hoping to try growing them myself!
avatar
KDeus

Female Posts : 71
Join date : 2012-04-05
Age : 46
Location : Jacksonville Florida, Zone 9A

View user profile http://www.mikkeanphotography.com

Back to top Go down

Re: Rutabaga ???

Post  walshevak on 5/20/2012, 12:29 pm

So many vegetables, so little space. I want some of it all.

Kay

____________________________

A WEED IS A FLOWER GROWING IN THE WRONG PLACE
Elizabeth City, NC
Find more about Weather in Elizabeth City, NC
Click for weather forecast
avatar
walshevak

Certified SFG Instructor

Female Posts : 4334
Join date : 2010-10-17
Age : 74
Location : wilmington, nc zone 8

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Rutabaga ???

Post  FamilyGardening on 5/20/2012, 9:32 pm

we are going to try and grow some rutabagas & turnips for the first time for a fall crop Very Happy

are turnips and rutabagas the same thing or do they taste differnt?...i dont think i have ever had either one.....

hugs

rose
avatar
FamilyGardening

Female Posts : 2424
Join date : 2011-05-10
Location : Western WA

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Rutabaga ???

Post  Turan on 5/20/2012, 9:50 pm

@FamilyGardening wrote:we are going to try and grow some rutabagas & turnips for the first time for a fall crop Very Happy

are turnips and rutabagas the same thing or do they taste differnt?...i dont think i have ever had either one.....

hugs

rose

they are different. I like rutabagas but do not like turnips. now isn't that a definitive definition?

Turnips~Brassica rapa subspecies rapa
Rutabagas~ ` Brassica napobrassica

They might not even cross.
avatar
Turan

Female Posts : 2029
Join date : 2012-03-29
Location : Gallatin Valley, Montana, Intermountain zone 4

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Rutabaga ???

Post  FamilyGardening on 5/20/2012, 9:56 pm

@Turan wrote:
@FamilyGardening wrote:we are going to try and grow some rutabagas & turnips for the first time for a fall crop Very Happy

are turnips and rutabagas the same thing or do they taste differnt?...i dont think i have ever had either one.....

hugs

rose

they are different. I like rutabagas but do not like turnips. now isn't that a definitive definition?

Turnips~Brassica rapa subspecies rapa
Rutabagas~ ` Brassica napobrassica

They might not even cross.

*Turnips~Brassica rapa subspecies rapa
Rutabagas~ ` Brassica napobrassica*


now that looks and sounds like alien gardening language

hugs

rose who is off to look up words......
avatar
FamilyGardening

Female Posts : 2424
Join date : 2011-05-10
Location : Western WA

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Rutabaga ???

Post  memart1 on 5/20/2012, 10:00 pm

Rutabaga and turnip are similar, but turnips are smaller and have a stronger flavor. I like both but I know my aunt always mixed her turnips with mashed potatoes to ease the flavor a bit. I cook them both by cubing them, then boiling in salted water until tender. Then I mash them and add a little butter and a little sugar. I have thought about candying them like sweet potatoes, but never tried it yet.
avatar
memart1

Female Posts : 195
Join date : 2012-05-14
Age : 75
Location : Northeastern Pennsylvania

View user profile http://www.mem-artceramics.com

Back to top Go down

Rutabaga ???

Post  Pepper on 5/20/2012, 10:12 pm

My nine will be diced then boiled till soft, mashed in my bowl. Then cabbage that has been boiled seperately will be drained of juice and added to my bowl, in equal portion to rutabaga; all chopped medium fine. Then corn bread added by crumbling in all stired; pepper sauce added to taste. If I don't beat my brains out with my tongue first ; I am gonna have me a meal.
avatar
Pepper

Male Posts : 564
Join date : 2012-03-04
Location : Columbus, Ga

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Rutabaga ???

Post  kbb964 on 5/21/2012, 10:23 am

The only time we use a rutabaga is for a Lancashire lamb hot pot.
diced rutabaga in a lamb stew topped with thinly sliced potatoes. YUMM
avatar
kbb964

Female Posts : 317
Join date : 2012-03-28
Age : 54
Location : Rochester Hills, Michigan

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Rutabaga ???

Post  kbb964 on 5/21/2012, 10:24 am

Oh, I buy rutabaga because it is the closest to swedes, I cannot buy swedes here.
avatar
kbb964

Female Posts : 317
Join date : 2012-03-28
Age : 54
Location : Rochester Hills, Michigan

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Rutabaga ???

Post  kbb964 on 5/21/2012, 10:24 am

scratch that I think rutabaga is a swede lol
avatar
kbb964

Female Posts : 317
Join date : 2012-03-28
Age : 54
Location : Rochester Hills, Michigan

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Rutabaga ???

Post  KDeus on 5/21/2012, 5:48 pm

@memart1 wrote:I cook them both by cubing them, then boiling in salted water until tender. Then I mash them and add a little butter and a little sugar. I have thought about candying them like sweet potatoes, but never tried it yet.

I also mash mine with a little bit of milk and some salt. Every once in a while, I'll add in a spoonful of sour cream. A few years ago, I found a delicious recipe for Smashed Rutabagas with Ginger-Roasted Pears. Yum! The pears and ginger give it a bit of sweetness and even those whom I've made it for who haven't liked rutabaga love it! Smile
avatar
KDeus

Female Posts : 71
Join date : 2012-04-05
Age : 46
Location : Jacksonville Florida, Zone 9A

View user profile http://www.mikkeanphotography.com

Back to top Go down

Re: Rutabaga ???

Post  happycamper on 5/21/2012, 7:24 pm

memart1, I grew Rutabaga's in MM late last year and pulled the last of them a few weeks ago. If you do grow them and let one plant go to seed you will have enough seed for two years or so from one plant. Steamed Rutabaga, YUM!
avatar
happycamper

Female Posts : 304
Join date : 2010-05-26
Location : East County Portland, OR

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Rutabaga ???

Post  darci.strutt on 5/21/2012, 7:54 pm

I have two squares of rutabaga growing in my "Box#1". There is a festival to honor them (and just to have fun) in a town just north of us.

http://www.cumberland-wisconsin.com/Festivals/RutabagaFest.aspx

My little town honors pepper instead.

http://www.pepperfest.org/

Guess that says in Wisconsin we do love our veggies!
avatar
darci.strutt

Female Posts : 95
Join date : 2012-05-01
Location : Hudson, WI

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Rutabaga ???

Post  memart1 on 5/21/2012, 8:08 pm

In our area the only thing we have like that are the cherry blossom festival on the river common, and the kielbasi (Polish sausage) festival in the little borough of Plymouth. One of our fellow SFG friends offered me some rutabaga seeds for just a SASE, so I just sent it out today. I will probably [lant some in late July or early August.
avatar
memart1

Female Posts : 195
Join date : 2012-05-14
Age : 75
Location : Northeastern Pennsylvania

View user profile http://www.mem-artceramics.com

Back to top Go down

rutabaga

Post  farmersmouse on 4/24/2013, 12:37 pm

I was wondering if I can grow them in my square foot gardens that are 6 inches deep and how many per square. I dice rutabages(well really any root vegges) and toss them in olive oil and sea salt and fresh cracked pepper and roast them in the oven at 350 until tender. They also go in any roast I do(beef, pork or poultry).




avatar
farmersmouse

Posts : 1
Join date : 2012-09-08
Location : Zone 5

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Rutabaga ???

Post  plantoid on 4/24/2013, 6:16 pm

I've been trying four per square foot but as they grow rather big over here 7 inches plus diameter in my ANSFG beds , I'll have to work to a 9 inch spacing between them over four adjacent squares as we like eating them a lot.
We eat them raw as cubes in a salad , boiled or olive oiled & oven roasted as a medley along with other root ot tuber veg .
They also do well cubed up in slow cooked stews and soups .

They freeze well when boiled , mashed and vac packed in family sized portions , when thawed and reheated with a small knob of butter are very nice with a main meal meat dish & gravy if you give a good grind of black pepper corns on them .
avatar
plantoid

Male Posts : 3667
Join date : 2011-11-09
Age : 66

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Rutabaga ???

Post  Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

View previous topic View next topic Back to top


 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum