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    When to Plant Parsnips

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    Parsnips are a cool-season crop. They are commonly planted in late spring for harvest in autumn or in late summer for harvest in winter or early spring. commonly grown in spring, fall, and winter in warm-winter regions. Parsnips are the most frost-resistant of all vegetables; they can be left in the garden over winter in […] More

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    How to Grow Parsnips

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    Parsnips are cool-weather biennials grown as an annual. Parsnips taste best if brought to harvest in cool weather. The parsnip is a creamy white root that grows from 4 to 9 inches (10-22cm) long, similar to a carrot in appearance, and tasty like a celery heart. The parsnip is a biennial grown as an annual. […] More

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    Parsnips Growing Quick Tips

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    Sowing: Sow parsnip seeds in spring for autumn harvest; sow seed 2-4 weeks before the last expected frost to 4 weeks after the last frost. In mild-winter regions sow in early summer for winter harvest or in autumn for a spring harvest. Sow seeds ¼-½” (6-13 mm) deep. Parsnips can be slow to germinate—from 5-28 […] More

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    Planting Parsnips

    Parsnip roots

    Parsnip roots can be used in soups, stews, and side dishes. (Learn more about cooking and serving parsnips, click here.) The parsnip is a root crop that can be planted in spring and autumn in all regions and winter in mild-winter regions. Parsnips require 95 to 120 days to mature and reach harvest. The parsnip […] More

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    How to Cook and Serve Parsnips

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    Parsnips can be peeled, sliced, and sautéed or steamed like carrots. You can boil and mash them with butter and cream like potatoes. Parsnips can be cut into chunks and added to soups or stews or baked in the oven with meat stock and butter. Roast parsnips with beef, pork or chicken. You can parboil […] More

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    Cooking Parsnips

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    After the first frost of the year, the starch in the parsnip converts to sugar and that is when parsnip eating gets good. The parsnip has a pleasantly sweet taste that combined with brown sugar, maple syrup, cream, apples or spices such as nutmeg, ginger, cinnamon or allspice, for instance, make it all the more […] More