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harvesting parsnip

by dig the dirt editor

These sweet and nutty root vegetables are a wonderful addition to your garden for a late fall and winter harvest.


Harvesting Parsnip


parsnip, 'turga'


How long does it take to grow?

  • 100-120 days to maturity

How do I harvest it?

  • The roots should be carfully dug out with a garden fork or shovel in the fall after the first frost.
  • You can harvest these roots all winter long, just don't let the ground freeze by heavily mulching!


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