Newest Review: ... Grow Organic Parsnips +++ Directly in the ground from March to May. For a harvest in the Autumn. Parsnips are slow to germinate so sow i... more
Great vegetable during the lean season
Member Name: ecolojo
Advantages: Prolific and delicious
Disadvantages: Long growing season
Easy to grow and plentiful, organic parsnips are a winter staple vegetable. Delicious roasted, steamed, made into a spicy soup, or even into a delicious, but potent, country wine!
+++ How to Grow Organic Parsnips +++
Directly in the ground from March to May. For a harvest in the Autumn. Parsnips are slow to germinate so sow in a very straight line to make weeding easy.
Harvest: From October as a baby vegetable, in November for indoor storage or leave in the ground to harvest when needed until springtime. Dig the roots up carefully with a garden fork.
Storage: Parsnips may be stored in slightly damp sand when harvested in November. This ensures a supply even through hard frosts when the ground is hard. Store at temperatures between 0°C (32°F) and 2°C (35°F).
Parsnips are said to taste better following a frost, but I find them very tasty before the winter really sets in too.
Summary: A great crop to vary the winter vegetable harvest.
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