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Discussion in 'Edible Gardening' started by thriftybri, Jan 12, 2018.

  1. thriftybri

    thriftybri Gardener

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    :scratch:can any one tell me why nobody has come up with a stump rooted parsnip? there,s stump rooted carrots but not parsnips why?
     
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    Hmmm... don't know, thats got me stumped :lunapic 130165696578242 5:
     
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      Kandy Will be glad to see the sun again soon.....

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      I have been growing stump rooted parsnips for a coupel of years as I found that when I pricked out self set seedlings into vending machine cups and then set them out into the ground instead of having a nice long tap root and on them they tend to go stumped.Next time we get over to the lottie and Mr Kandy digs up a couple I will show you what I mean:biggrin:

      Know what you mean though but I expect most people want them with long tap roots as you get more parsnip for your money that way:snorky:
       
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      yes but harder to dig up and more prone to snapping plus in the winter months when I want mine they and me are covered in mud:psnp:
       

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