Microwaves were made for cooking greens; I do all of my veggies in the mikey. Rinse off the greens and shake off the excess water. The water that sticks to the leaves is enough for cooking. microwave on high in a covered microwave safe dish for two minutes at a time, stir between zaps. Cook to desired doneness remembering that the veggies will continue cook after the nuker shuts off.
I am growing my own turnips, and my turnips are everywere, the just recently started shining full force now., it was covered by dark grey clouds for weeks and moths. Now I have turnip greens and small turnips. I am eating them before hte bugs do. I pick them fresh, and rince off the dirt. Cut off the leaves and pinch off the green leaves put them in a larg pan with water to cover them and the turnips, let it get a rolling boil and turn it down, and cook till tender. I poor off the liquor, the jucie that is made from this combination into a glass jar, and set it a side to cool down, then I put it in the the fridge. I heat it up the next day to have with my lunch.
I cook other things for lunch and it is my boil water from the night before.
I put the cooked leaves on a thick paper plate, and put unsalted butter on top and eat the greens and the turnips. It is so good. Fresh right out of my own garden.
My tomatoes are growing now, I share this garden with other seniors, I hope no one takes any. I love tomatoes with fresh mozarella, it is so good. And tomatoes are so expensive. Even my little dog likes my turnip greens. We can only water 3 days a week so I have to out at night between times and bring water in big plastic bottls to water my tomatoes every day while the flowers are blooming so my tomato will start growing a bulb of the tomato I am going to have, We have a water shortage.
My turnips have Vitamine C in them I am so happy to eat something I grew myself.
I hate to sound like a stick in the mud, but if your area is having a water shortage and you're sneaking out at night to water, that's not only illegal, but it's also unfair to your neighbors and the greater good. The water restriction is for the ultimate benefit of everybody. That being said, water restrictions are meant for non-essential water usage such as watering lawns and washing your car. Watering a FOOD garden is not normally restricted as food is a necessity. You can check with your town to be sure.