Thursday, 28 May 2009

Artistic Parsnip

Being the lazy, ignorant, sporadic gardener that I am, there are generally at least 3 or 4 things growing out there that I haven't a clue what they are. Sometimes Bill makes an accurate identification, but not always.

The problem with root vegetables is that the useful information (for me anyhow) is buried and so once you've 'unearthed' the information, one is stuck with the result.

This one was a particular surprise. In doing some quick reading, I gather the soil is not sufficiently sandy (which is odd, us living at the coast) and that this parsnip must have encountered an obstacle that made it branch out and stop growing.

Pretty ugly isn't it? When I first picked it, though, I was thinking it looked rather....artistic.

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