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Tara_H

Year 4 underway! How the time flies! Still taming 2.5 acres of countryside after a life lived in the city. So much learned, so much still to learn.

Pastinaca sativa

  • Season Icon Early SummerEarly Summer 2019
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Tara_H

Finally some #parsnip action! Glad I waited now 😊

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mzambz

Awesome!!

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  • Season Icon Early SummerEarly Summer 2019
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Tara_H

Tried pre-sprouting the #parsnip seeds to help germination, but there's nothing going on here...

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jamescalli

Is it the right time for them to grow?

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gjones

We did the presoak thing too. It took about 10 days till sprouts formed.

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Tara_H

Good to know, I'll leave them for a couple more days anyway then! @gjones

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  • Season Icon Early SpringEarly Spring 2019
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Tara_H

These are the craziest things I've ever grown... Last year hardly any of my #parsnip seeds germinated, so I put in some #seedlings from the #gardencentre. I got one massive parsnip which we ate for Xmas dinner, and a bunch of pathetic corkscrew things which we composted. Last month. When I completely dug over this bed. Today I went out to sow early peas and found at least 5 parsnips, growing away merrily! 🤦 They are now moved to this year's parsnip bed, let's see what happens...

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Mikekally

Heh, I had one growing in the middle of our new lawn, must've got churned up in the soil by the landscapers. Crazy (delicious) plants

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  • Season Icon Early SummerEarly Summer 2017
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Tara_H

I cleared out everything that I was certain wasn't a #parsnip... These were all that were left! #gyo

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Mikekally

At least it'll have plenty of space to grow big and strong...?!

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