Pick over the leaves of the greens an remove any spotted parts or discolored leaves and stems.
Wash the leaves carefully an thoroughly, until they are free from sand and soil.
The turnip greens will have edible white roots.
Trim the stem top and root parts from each, and wash thoroughly.
Slice and cut into quarters, and cook with the leaves.
Place all in a large saucepan and add a little water and salt to taste and the salt pork.
Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer until tender, 20 to 30 minutes. Remove from heat, drain and serve immediately.
Greens are delicious served with pork chops, sweet potatoes and cornbread.