MY MON­STER PARSNIP SUC­CESS!

NZ Gardener - - LETTERS -

Just last week I har­vested a prize-win­ning parsnip weigh­ing in at just un­der 2kg, at 1700gm. Can any­one beat that? I have been veg­etable gar­den­ing for 28 years and never grown a parsnip this size. It’s been de­li­cious eat­ing – mainly roasted. I sowed my own saved seed in Au­gust (while the soil was cool). This gi­ant parsnip re­ceived boil­ing wa­ter on the seed drill (right on seeds) then cov­ered and sprin­kled with cold wa­ter cov­ered with a plank to keep moist. My fer­tiliser regime is or­ganic too. Coral Bell, BLEN­HEIM

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