Sunday, 31 January 2016

Now That's a Turnip!

I have recently heard at least three people say they get confused between parsnips and turnips. I have a solution, this book cover can now be in your mind's eye whenever a turnip (or parsnip) is mentioned!
An enormous parsnip would be more difficult to pull, even for the whole family :-)

Forgive the unusual post, but it came to mind after reading this Brown Envelope Seeds blogpost today. I've been inside most of the day reading blogs and sorting out our seeds for this year. We have a few more to buy. Hopefully we'll get our seed potatoes bought from Charlton Park Garden Centre in Wantage this week. They do a large selection of varieties and it's possible to buy individual tubers rather than huge bagfuls. It does mean the potatoes will be chitting for a long time, but it should mean we get the varieties we actually want!

6 comments:

  1. Sounds like a relaxing day in. Good luck with the potatoes. I really enjoy the shopping part of gardening.

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    1. It would be nice to be able to start digging though...

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  2. I can't imagine mixing up turnips and parsnips

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    1. I think it's more matching the word with the vegetable. Just because of the 'nip'. It can't be the taste, parsnips are so superior!

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  3. I loved this book as a child! Thank you :)

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    1. Happy to have stirred up some memories :-)

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