Turnip is a "Heirloom vegetable" in the Netherlands. This is a real shame, because it's very easy to grow and a healthy vegetable. It needs a lot of manure like all cabbage varieties. Turnip can witstand cold, but no severe frost. You can cook, steam and stew turnip. Use turnip in soups, stews and casseroles. You can also make some delicious purée with turnip together with carrots and potatoes.