Before I planted the seeds I spent the morning raking and sifting the soil to bring it to a fine tilth, removing any small stones that could cause 'forking'. Then I added plenty of sand to the earth to make it even easier for them to form in the soil. It worked, I've been rewarded with some beautiful straight, sweet vegetables.
|Pulling parsnips. Gently does it.|
Just for the giggle. Here are some parsnips from the past.
And a pair of romancing carrots.