What can I use to get rid of Wild Parsnip in my lawn and pasture?
This article should help you:
This season my parsnips have basically "come to nothing" with loads of offshoots off the top of each plant. It has been the same with my total parsnip crop. . . . VERY disappointing. Carrots have also been somewhat the same although not so many. What has happened/what have I done wrong. . . never had this problem in past years.
I would have your soil tested. It sounds like the soil may be lacking in phosphorous, which would result in poor root development in root vegetables.
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thank you Heather....had a feeling it would be something lacking in the soil...will follow through now :)
I've planted these "All Americans" 160 days ago on Oct 26 in a 2 year old established 10" raised bed. It's been a very harsh winter, as far as North Texas is concerned. The foliage is beautiful, but when I feel the tops, they are only about 1" in diameter. I dug 1 up and it was extremely long(about 12"). Should I leave them in or dig'em up?
This article should answer most of your questions: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/parsnips/how-to-harvest-parsnips.htm
Why do my parsnips look like bulbs with so many roots on them? They taste the same but look like aliens! And some of them get long but turn up and are twisted.
This happens in "tough" soil. If your soil is rocky or clay heavy, the roots will grow into the soft areas of the soil, around the rocks and lumps of clay. This results in some pretty twisted and unusual looking roots. Removing rocks and adding additional compost or peat will help to soften the soil and produce a more uniform shaped roots.
What is best way to store parsnips after harvest?
For more info, this article will help you: http://www.uga.edu/nchfp/how/store/wisc_vegetables.pdf
Some people like to leave them in the ground over the winter. However, if they've been dug up, you can store them in the refrigerator. Wash and cut off tops; dry well; wrap in plastic bag and store in crisper drawer, near the back, for up to 6 months. Don't let them freeze. They can be frozen if you cut in big chunks, parboil, then freeze.
How can I get better germination from my parsnips? I soak the drill well before sowing. I wait until the soil has warmed (I use the back of my hand.). I tried three sowings this year and got about 10 to germinate.
I would recommend giving them a little more time. They can take a long time to germinate. Also, make sure you are using fresh seeds. They lose their viability quickly, so make sure you are using seeds that were harvested for this year. This article may also help: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/parsnips/how-to-grow-parsnips.htm
I've had the top of a parsnip sitting in water with toothpicks in my windowsill for about 2 weeks now. The greens were growing really well but have just started slumping. Will I have luck in keeping it going by planting it in a pot right now? We live in Atlanta, GA. Not sure we are an optimal zone for this root veggie or the timing could just be wrong. I appreciate any advice! Thanks much!
You can generally get some roots growing on your Parsnip top within a few days or a week at the most.
When you have some root growth you can then plant out into the garden again.
They don't survive long term in water.
My research shows conflicting results in regrowing much root. It's a fun experiment, but you may want to just reseed for a sure crop of plants.