[Market-farming] parsnips words of caution

Lamico L_Amico at msn.com
Tue Aug 19 14:17:27 EDT 2008

That's probably another reason you see a lot of field workers wearing long 
sleeve shirts.

CT Zone 6

From: "Ploughshare" <gjbrever at midwestinfo.net>
Sent: Tuesday, August 19, 2008 1:52 PM
To: <market-farming at lists.ibiblio.org>
Subject: [Market-farming] parsnips words of caution

> Last week our interns were weeding in a bed of parsnips in the middle of 
> the
> day.  A couple days later they had a rash all over their arms along with
> blisters.  I did not know this before, but parsnips have the same 
> properties
> as wild parsnips and the oils will interact with the sun causing this
> reaction.  Pass it along so that no one else has to learn by trial by fire
> on this one
>   I guess if you are going to weed and thin larger parnsip plants it's 
> best
> to wait until the middle of the night and then wash thoroughly afterwards.
> --gary brever
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