21 Bags of Parsnips!

All our parsnips blanched and ready for the Deep Freeze

All gardeners know there old saying about parsnips - " first in, last out"! So here we are enjoying the true Autumn harvest which virtually clears the garden now - just some lovely beetroot left. The weather has been kind but this year's parsnips came with a heavy burden of weeds after the poor germination in our hot dusty spring. Just half the crop we had last year but 21 bags is a nice treat to look forward to - roasted with a tasty joint of meat.

It took me a couple of hours to harvest these - big trenching spade needed to lever out the deep roots - and another 2 hours to peel, blanch and bag. All done now - hurrah!

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John Seymour came to live in Ireland in 1981 when he began work on developing his smallholding in County Wexford. A regular series of summer courses was started in 1993.     Will Sutherland joined John in running courses soon afterwards and continued to work with John until his death at the age of 90 in 2004.   Will continues to run courses and give workshops on the many and various topics covered by the Complete Book.


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