The parsnip harvest

I love parsnips.

Here is the first of my parsnip harvest. OK, I know they would’t win a competition. More foliage than a bride’s bouquet. BUT I grew them in Queensland, when really they want to grow in the cold finishing off with a nice nip of frost.

Mind you, I have learned a bit since I first sowed the seeds. The soil was too rich, I’ll try again and incorporate sand to make a lighter soil for them. I fed them too much so ended up with more greenery than parsnip.

The parsnip harvest

As a post script – nothing is wasted at the allotment and those parsnip tops didn’t even get as far as the compost heap – an allotment neighbour jumped on them to feed to her chooks. So there are some very happy chickens clucking away in suburban Brisbane.

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6 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Deb Cameron
    Aug 27, 2012 @ 10:37:54

    My parsnips were much the same here in Tassy. My chooks also took advantage of those lush green tops.

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  2. narf77
    Aug 27, 2012 @ 13:41:28

    No parsnips YET on Serendipity Farm but next year… I adore them! I roast them with pumpkin, sweet potato, carrots and heaps of heads of garlic in the oven and then make a delicious barley pilaf with the veggies tossed in at the end. They are cheap here in Tassie and are perfect right now. I guess there have to be SOME benefits to living here! 😉

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  3. notjustgreenfingers
    Aug 29, 2012 @ 07:32:32

    i love parsnips too and spicy parsnip soup is to die for!

    Reply

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