Whilst I appreciate that it can be fun and a challenge, growing monster-size vegetables isn’t really my thing. My primary goal in growing vegetables is to produce a harvest that tastes excellent and I don’t tend to concern myself with the size of the end product. This evening we’re having our first roast dinner since last winter which will include roast parsnips, so I went out to dig a few up. A couple were particularly reluctant to come out, but after applying a significant amount of leverage, this is what I ended up with.
Possibly the biggest parsnip I’ve ever grown! Hopefully it will still taste ok. I’m going to be a bit disappointed if it is woody inside.