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kleinbl00  ·  308 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: March 21, 2018

Our garden was taken over by triffids last year. They were huge, looked kind of like celery but their stalks were not tasty. Then they shot seed all over. Because I'm in Los Angeles during harvest time, it comes down to my overworked wife and eager child to deal with the garden.

Which is why I didn't discover that the triffids were parsnips until the edible parts had turned to oak.

We got some damn parsnips this year, I tell you what. I be pullin' those things when they're edible.

b_b  ·  308 days ago  ·  link  ·  

If you've not tried pickling them, do (if you're into that sort of thing).

kleinbl00  ·  307 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Lol I planted 'em I just forgot and when one sees what looks for all the world like mutant celery standing 4 feet high one does not immediately think "my parsnips must have bolted."

At least, not the first time.

coffeesp00ns  ·  305 days ago  ·  link  ·  

also fun fact if you make soups - you can sub in parsnip for carrot in your mirepoix for creamy soups so that you don't have orange bits floating around.