Rutabagas, leeks, turnips, and collards on the Gulf Coast
With the exception of the okra, my spring garden is showing signs of being on its last legs here on the Texas Gulf Coast, so I'm thinking about Fall even though it's a few months and about 30 or 40 degrees away (got to 100 in my backyard microgarden today). I am interested in trying my hand at rutabagas, turnips, leeks, and collards this Fall. I'd like to hear from other GC gardeners who have had experience with these vegetables. I understand collards do well down here but what about the bigger root veggies? I'd appreciate any tips or insights, including direct sow versus transplants, timing of planting, fertilization, special pest control considerations, etc. Thanks in advance!