Parsnips Over-wintering Composting

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  1. Durgan

    Durgan Contributor 10 Years

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    30 September 2006. Parsnips pulled today trimmed, washed and stored in peat moss in a paper bag. The largest is about 4 inches in diameter and 16 inches long.

    The vegetation is cut up in the yard machine and added to the compost pile.

    The garden is planted in red annual clover for over-wintering. I throw the seed on as space become available, hence the different heights in growth. In early spring the clover is roto-tilled into the soil, which effectively kills further growth if any survives the winter cold, Zone 5.
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    Are they being stored for eating the roots or will you be sprouting them for greens in the winter?
     
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    Parsnips are for eating. They are kept in a cool place. Covered with peat moss. Sand probably works better, but is not readily available. Anyway there are only a few, and I will see how long they keep.

    I have never hears of using parnsip greens for eating, maybe you could elaborate on this.
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