rutabagas in northern Michigan?
I live very close to the upper peninsula; it's about an hour drive from where I live. However I live in the upper part of the LOWER peninsula (just clarifying this to avoid any confusion).
I don't know too much about rutabaga, growing it or eating it. I just know it's a root veggie that has a fairly long growing season.
I know 90% of cold weather veggies, including root veggies, hate cold weather. I can only think of a few exceptions, and those are kale and collards; since rutabaga, has such a long growing season, is it able to be grown in summer (as in heat doesn't bother it). Or is it one of those cool weather veggies, that hate hot weather too?
If so, how can you grow rutabaga in northern Michigan? The growing season here is so short, that even if you plant it in April, it won't mature until June, which even for Northern Michigan (which has milder and cooler summers compared to 'deep south' gardening zones) is still really hot at that time of year.
Is it one of those things, like parsnips, where it'd be able to be grown in March (as in early march, beginning of March) and the weather wouldn't be too cold that it would kill it?
I also know you can sow it in fall, but when in fall? Should it be grown in late fall (like September or October, so that when it's fully mature, it'll be dead of winter.....November or December).