Last year, I just had to plant some. So we did. We planted several. In fact, we planted more than several. And, of course, we didn't eat them all nor did we harvest them all. We "forgot" a bunch in the ground... But they were having none of it. This spring I noticed little green shoots popping up from where they'd been last year. A few days ago my curiosity got the best of me. I needed to see what was underneath those shoots. Well, to my surprise there were gigantic (one specimen easily serves the three of us), fresh, sweet, scrummy parsnips buried 'neath the soil. Which just goes to show: it's impossible to ignore your roots...
I had no clue parsnips were biennial. But as I've discovered, they are! They survived our mild winter and came back for a second season. I'm so glad they did. More delicious treats for me!
Does anyone else have experience resurrecting parsnips?