Last Sunday I dug my first Parsnip. It was pretty much perfect. I had high hopes for the rest of the row. This Sunday – my hopes were dashed. Parsnip after parsnip was stunted and multi-rooted. After several pullings I finally came upon normality.
Did you apply manure to the bed – I hear you ask – NO – is the answer. The soil was friable – no hard pan to make the roots divide – so what went wrong – and why?
I have no idea – have you?