Monday, January 14, 2008

January Harvest

Who would have thought I'd still be harvesting veggies from my garden in January? Not me. But apparently, parsnips taste better if you leave them in the ground until after the first frost. I was lazy and didn't get around to harvesting them then. I tried to harvest them sometime in December, but the ground was too frozen, and I couldn't get them out. Luckily, we had a thaw last week, and I was finally able to harvest the little suckers.
Parsnips in Sink

A little washing, chopping, and steaming, and we were enjoying fresh parsnips in the middle of winter.
Parsnips for dinner

Amazing.

Also, I learned there is a reason they tell you you should thin your crops. If you don't, you end up with one or two normal-sized parsnips and a bunch of puny ones. Lesson learned.

2 comments:

peri said...

I'm not a great fan of snips - so don't grow them - normally. But at Xmas my SIL roasted some tossed in a mix of parmesan and breadcrumbs and they were wonderful - I ate loads! So this year I may venture into the world of snips - so 'Ta' for the tip about thinning.

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