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07/05/2008


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PARSNIPS

Remember my mutant parsnip post? Parsnips modelled on the well known Dr Who character The Ood. Well this one has forked, but it is the longest one I have ever had, from the top of the foliage to the root of the parsnip, it measures just over 55 inches, and is in danger of taking over my garden bench, if not the world! My ever so slightly clay soil must half be fertile!

Thanks to Na at Shadows and Clouds, I now know these parsnips are going to seed!

15 comments:

the flour loft said...

cor that's a whopper!
is that your only one or are they all like that? Not sure if it's normal or not but you certainly got a lot of leafy growth. My rhubarb has enormous leaves and not many stalks... it was suggested to me that it was in too sunny a patch... not sure if it is true, i thought it was the great nutrient quality of my soil?
What will you do with it?
ginny x

Becky said...

Makes me think of
Jack and the beanstock!

Daisys Little Cottage said...

Hahaha. I first came to find you thru that older parsnip post. Having never grown them myself, I cannot offer any help. Thats one Parsnip I wouldnt want to offend!
smiles,
Darly

nĂ  said...

ah.... parsnips!!! i LOVE them! well, when we grew them the other year we left some to go to seed to use in future, and the foliage bit got nearly as high as me, and i'm tall! and our soil is a little clayish too, so maybe that is why?

Barbara Jacksier said...

At least your Jack In The Parsnipstalk has an edible parsnip at the base. The one time I tried growing parsnips, ALL I got was tall fluffy leaves.

Katherine said...

Oh, my goodness! I had no idea that parsnips could grow so tall. How in the world did you get it out of the ground?

Flighty said...

I like the bench, but I'm not so sure about the parsnip! xx

the homely year said...

Fantastic parsnip...it's huge!
Margaret and Noreen

Cowboys & Custard said...

A fine parsnip indeed .. but I confess that I only recognise the roasted buttery types sitting next to my roast beef..

Michelex

Bumpkin Bears said...

I love your garden, glad I found your blog. That sure is what BIG parsnip!! I just started my veg patch for the season so nothing like that size yet!!. Catherine x

Suburbia said...

No idea if it's normal but it makes a great picture!

Lavinia Ladyslipper said...

Run For your life! Head for the hills! Its the teenage mutant ninja parsnip!!

Tee hee!

That is one Guiness Book of world record parsnip...

I enjoy Parsnip fritters. In fact, that is the only thing I make with them. They are the perfect picnic food.

Gina said...

Well I'm assuming they like the same conditions as carrots..which like sandy soil.. I can't grow either! Your parsnip foliage is very impressive though! Gx

farawayme said...

Crikey, look at the plant on that parsnip!

farmingfriends said...

Wow that is amazing!
Sara from farmingfriends