an artists' view

an artists' view

Sunday, 25 July 2010

Parsnip Spiral

Here is a photo of the parsnip spiral taken in July 2010.

I fed the plants with nettles steeped in water, and gave them a good watering. Then thinned out the spiral.

We should have a good crop of parsnips for the winter.

Parsnips are best left in the ground until there's been a frost. This converts the starch to sugar, and makes them taste sweeter.

It's an act of trust in the future to grow plants; I'm interested in trying to grow food for the winter months, when vegetables are scarcer. Jon has planted lots of brussels many indeed, that he's given lots of plants away to friends and family.

I'm looking forward to eating these winter crops for our xmas dinner!

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