Get Cruciferous With The Rutabaga Revolution
Sometimes, the most that I can say is that I give a rutabaga.
The rutabaga is what happens when cabbages interbreed with turnips. The offspring are a fertile biennial, meaning that if you allow your rutabaga patch to winter over instead of harvesting after the first substantial frost, you’ll get viable seeds. The greens will still be edible, in such cases.
Rutabagas are nicknamed “swedes” because they taste best when grown during cold weather. Rutabagas that mature in the heat of summer taste less sweet than those that are planted in the summer, but then reach their peak in after the leaves have fallen.
Every December, the people in Ithaca, New York hold a Rutabaga Curling competition at their Farmer’s Market. Traditionally, the Rutabaga Goddess is seen in attendance of the festivities.
Rutabagas are at the forefront of an uprising out of the grassroots. What do we want? Well drained soil and full sun conditions! When do we want it? Now!
Rutabagas also sing. As seen below, they sing a song called The Shaman. I can’t understand any of the words. Does that mean I have entered the astral plane?