Growing Parsnips - Benefits and Instructions
Benefits of Growing Parsnips
Handling- If you are picking parsnips from your garden, be sure to wear gloves. The leaves of the parsnip plant can cause skin irritation, especially on a sunny day.
- Nutritional Profile - Parsnips are rich in soluble and insoluble fibre, vitamin C, potassium and calcium.
Use in: Salads, soups, stews, roasted, pickled.
Harvest any time once roots are adequately sized. Parsnips are tender and flavorful in the fall. A few light frosts will improve the flavour. They may also be mulched and left in ground over winter and dug as the ground thaws.
Remove and discard parsnip greens before storing. Store unwashed parsnips in a cool dark place, just as you would carrots. A root cellar is best, though a basement or garage will work. Storing in damp sand is ideal, and can help parsnips last up to 6 months. Parsnips can also be canned, frozen or pickled.
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