Monday, May 9, 2011
5/9 Harvest - Two Parsnips
Two parsnips, that's all I harvested this week. This is a brand new vegetable for me. I've never bought one from the store, and I'm not sure that I've ever knowingly tasted one before. It's one of those "new" vegetables that I learned about through garden bloggers, so I bought some seeds last year and planted it in my mom's California garden last fall. They took forever to germinate (at least 4-5 weeks), I'm sure I disturbed the original sowing site several times in the meantime by planting other things on top of them because I thought they all died, and we may have pulled several of its seedlings by accident because we didn't know what its seedlings looked like and thought maybe they were weeds. Long story short, we ended up with only two parsnips from a dozen or so seeds I initially sowed.
Parsnip One looked okay, kind of like a very long carrot but with much more pronounced tapering to its tip.
Parsnip Two, hmm, not so sure about this one. When I pulled it out, my first thought was "alien tentacles!" Upon further inspection, my second thought was still "alien tentacles!"
Head on over to Harvest Monday to see what others harvested this week!
Posted by thyme2garden at 8:15 AM