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Parsnips Harvested.

Postby Durgan » Oct 25, 2008 6:46 pm

http://www.durgan.org/ShortURL/?LKKVK 25 October 2008 Parsnip Harvest
Ten parsnips were harvested today. The largest weighed 4 pounds, and was cooked in its own juices in a closed pot in the oven and served with a bit of butter. The remainder were stored in a paper yard bag with a bit of sand, and stored in the basement. There are other methods of cooking, but I tend to keep the original as much as possible.


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This is the last vegetable of the 2008 garden.
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Re: Parsnips Harvested.

Postby DonnaZn2SK » Oct 25, 2008 8:55 pm

Durgan,

Your parsnips are monsters! Did you do anything different to get them to that size? I'm surprised they aren't woody. I can't seem to grow carrots, so I think I'll leave parsnip growing to the professionals! My grandfather used to slice them really thin and deep fry them til crisp.
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Re: Parsnips Harvested.

Postby Durgan » Oct 25, 2008 9:15 pm

DonnaZn2SK wrote:Durgan,

Your parsnips are monsters! Did you do anything different to get them to that size? I'm surprised they aren't woody. I can't seem to grow carrots, so I think I'll leave parsnip growing to the professionals! My grandfather used to slice them really thin and deep fry them til crisp.


The parsnips are huge for sure. I do absolutely nothing extra, and there is no evidence of woodiness. The soil must be ideal. There is usually some woodiness if grown in heavy clay.

Even the split wound had healed on about four that had split at one time or another. Th split was probably caused by too much moisture at some time during the summer, then a hot period after the rainfall.

My soil is heavy clay modified with city supplied vegetative compost added yearly, plus some wood chips that I rototill in yearly. Basically this keeps the soil friable.
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