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Sunday, 17 January 2016

Carrots and Parsnips

After the success of my onions, I had high hops for my parsnips and carrots. After a slow start were none of my seeds came up, my plants started to grow steadily. As usual, Planted everything too close to each other and soon my parsnip plants overtook the carrots so I had to pin them all back. I found it difficult growing root veggies and you can't see how they are doing?! Patience isn't my strongest attribute!

Winter then came and we got really busy so it all more or less died back apart from a few bare carrot stems. A few weeks ago I started pulling some of them, I got a few regular sized parsnip but all my good sized (so far) carrots had been eaten (bloody slugs!!). What I did get proved to be very yummy though.

Yesterday I decided to pull the rest of the parsnips and to begin with was really disappointed with what I found; they were all far too small to do anything with, I then came to the last one, and low and behold!!!!!

Look at that beast!! If only they were all like that! That must have grown from the 1st lot of seeds I put in where only two came up (the first one looked all impressive on top but had no downward root when I pulled it).

This one will be in my cooking pot tomorrow evening I think!

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