[NAFEX] OT Parsnips?

Naomi dragon-star at cableone.net
Wed Nov 21 12:49:40 EST 2007

We have livestock  so the soil is highly enriched. LOL




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[mailto:nafex-bounces at lists.ibiblio.org] On Behalf Of Lon J. Rombough
Sent: Wednesday, November 21, 2007 9:34 AM
To: North American Fruit Explorers
Subject: Re: [NAFEX] OT Parsnips?


Did you fertilize them a lot? Too much nitrogen will make parsnip roots
branch and have lots of hair roots.
-Lon Rombough
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On Nov 21, 2007, at 8:20 AM, William C. Garthright wrote:

I am just digging up my first parsnip crop. It looks more like science
fiction than it does like a store parsnip. There is a very broad (8 or 9
inch) crown which is maybe 5 inches deep and then disintegrates into a
twisted mass of roots suitable for late night TV SciFi movies. What

Um,... aliens? :-)

Sorry, I couldn't resist. I don't know, but I planted carrots this year 
(carrots! what was I thinking?) that ended up that way. But this was in 
heavy clay soil that hadn't been worked before, and it turned into a 
brick in our hot, dry summer. How is your soil there? If it's too hard, 
the root might have trouble forming a nice round shape, and just expand 
where it finds cracks and crevices.

Just an idea. I've never grown parsnips myself.


In science, 'fact' can only mean 'confirmed to such a degree that it 
would be perverse to withhold provisional assent.' I suppose that apples 
might start to rise tomorrow, but the possibility does not merit equal 
time in physics classrooms. - Stephen Jay Gould
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