Archive for the ‘Parsnips’ Category

The Parsnips Experiment Conclusion

Part 1 Part 2 Here’s the recap: In the spring of 2013 we planted parsnip seeds in our Zone 5/6 garden. That fall, we harvested some of the roots and left others to overwinter. In the spring of 2014 we harvested some of those roots, and left a few to go to seed. Since we [...]

April 12, 2015  Tags: , , , , , , ,   Posted in: Parsnips, Preparedness & Green Living, The Experiments  No Comments

Perennial Parsnips Part 2

This experiment is already over a year in the making, having first planted the seeds in the spring of 2013. Last April we looked at the beginnings of it, and what the plan was. Basically, it is an effort to get a biennial root crop to reseed itself, thus making it one veggie we never [...]

September 1, 2014  Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , ,   Posted in: All About Seeds, How to Grow, Parsnips  2 Comments

The Secrets to Perfectly Sweet Parsnips

You can learn a lot in a grocery store produce department. It was a number of years back and in the fall, I was looking to buy some parsnips for a homemade vegetable soup. I always considered parsnips to be a rather tasteless, woody vegetable that’s good for soup but not much more. Certainly not [...]

July 9, 2013  Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , ,   Posted in: How to Grow, Parsnips  2 Comments

How to Grow – Parsnips

Parsnips are a sweet and often overlooked veggie in the home garden. They do take a very long time to grow and will be using up space that you might be better off giving to another veggie. Here in Zone 5, much of that time is the off season, so it’s not too bad. Plant [...]

December 3, 2010  Tags: , , ,   Posted in: How to Grow, Parsnips  No Comments