First parsnips

I was thrilled today to see a decent sized parsnip. I waited till the first frost, after which the starch turns to sugar and they are much sweeter. I was so pleased because during the hot, dry Summer there were huge, deep cracks in the ground and I did not think they would do well. I think the secret must have been the big hole I forced with an iron bar into which to plant the seed. Lots and lots of mulch and tender loving care. Roast leg of lamb with roast veg tomorrow. Yum! Posted by Picasa