I've never been successful at growing parsnips. Every time - dismal failure.
A couple of seasons ago I threw the remains of a packet of seed into an empty corner. Parsnip seed is like carrot seed - right? Needs to be fresh to germinate. End of story. I forgot about it.
A 6 x 1 metre row of strawberries has been taken over by parsnip triffids. 2 bathtubs of Iris are growing parsnips and the 40 x 40cm paver walk way which I so carefully laid on compacted recycled road base is sitting at odd angles because of the parsnips which germinated in the cracks.
Luckily, we have decided that we like parsnip mash - but one parsnip cooked tonight will serve the 2 of us for 2 meals.
Similar story with celeriac. Not much good at growing celery so I planted a punnet of celeriac. Warning - neglected celeriac goes ferral and chooks are not interested.
Any one got a good parsnip recipe?