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First (Outdoor) Harvest of the Year

Mar 25, 2010

Not much to say here...just showing off my parsnips which I planted last summer and which wintered over in the ground.  They're not officially my first harvest of the year because my wife and I have been forcing endives in our basement this winter for use in salads.  I'm really looking forward to roasting these up tonight. There's nothing sweeter in the vegetable world than spring-dug parsnips.  If you live in a cool climate like mine, be sure to plant some of your own this summer so that you can get celebrate your first own first early harvest next year.


I always sow a few radish along the drill. Parsnip seed takes an age to germinate. Also don,t forget to leave a few in the ground for next years seed. Parsnip seed is very short lived.
This sounds very tasty. I hadn't planned on planting parsnips this year but now .... I hope you'll remind us this summer when you plant your own crop. I'm probably a couple of weeks behind you (me Nova Scotia you Maine) so I can cheerfully follow in your gardening footsteps.
or early July is a good time to plant parsnips, Flora., here and, I imagine, up there. Nice to be in touch with our neighbor to the northeast!

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