We had an interesting gardening year this year. We live on a farm in northern Arkansas. My husband threw out turnip seeds on top of the snow in Feb. We had all the greens and turnips we could eat and then some all spring. We like the turnips raw. This is my kind of gardening. We didn't prepare the ground or weed. We just went out and gathered.
We got a late start with the regular garden and only managed to plant tomato and pepper plants from the store. In mid July we put out squash, cucumbers and okra. Normally it's dry here in July and Aug. and nothing will even sprout, but this year we've had lots of rain. Everything except the okra is producing right now. I think it's getting ready to bloom. The squash are heirloom varieties, Odessa, Rugosa Friulana, and Zucchini. So far we've only had one zuch.
Normally we plant a lot more in the early spring, lots of salad things and other early crops. We both retired from teaching this fall, so hopefully we'll be more on top of the game next spring. You can bet I'm going to suggest planting turnips on the snow again.