GARDEN COMMITTEE GOES EASY IN 2016The Garden Committee of the Place Under The Pine took the easy route this year relying on low maintenance plants such as the raspberry to make up the bulk of this years garden produce. The other extremely low maintenance plant, the parsnip, was recently unearthed, with happy results.
Why so late in the season? This particular vegetable requires a good frosting to improve the flavour.
How easy was the parsnip to grow? In early spring a few small seeds were buried...in late fall a shovel was pushed into the ground and a game of hide and seek (parsnip style...similar to carrot style) was played.
The parsnip is well loved by the citizens of the PUTP, especially when roasted. Great taste and low effort to grow makes this plant a new staple of the garden.