Growing vegetables in raised beds. Wildlife habitat. Building things. Location: SW Indiana.
Monday, December 17, 2012
Time to dig up the parsnips
I didn’t hold out a lot of hope for the parsnips.I planted about 20 square feet of bed in
them.The moles were really bad last
summer.Either the moles or something
else using their burrows was eating the end
of the roots and killing whole plants.About half of the snips that I dug up were too damaged to use.Most of them were a stunted globe with a
number of taproots, or they had other damage.These are the ones I kept, and some of these were later tossed.I may not plant parsnips next year so the
animals don’t come to expect a regular treat.Total 3 lb 4 oz.
The two kohlrabi plants (9 oz) were pulled up.They stopped growing some time ago and it
looks like there will be real winter weather later in the week.
I picked some more brussels sprouts (1 lb).There's at least another picking on the two plants.