Mary's Veggie Garden

November 26, 2012

Harvest Monday Nov. 26, 2012

Filed under: Vegetables — marysveggiegarden @ 7:54 am

Lutz Beets and Hollow Crown Parsnips

I’m baking some squash bread, so I harvested some beets to roast for supper while the oven is on.

The parsnips are small because they didn’t get enough sun. I planted some late sweet potato slips next to them and the sweet potato vines overran the parsnips.

Beets: Lutz 15 ounces

Parsnips: Hollow Crown 7.5 ounces


  1. Your parsnips look so much prettier than mine.

    Comment by Norma Chang — November 26, 2012 @ 4:21 pm | Reply

  2. Beautiful beets! Our late planting failed to germinate, and we’re leaving most of the parsnips in the ground until spring. I’m not familiar with these Hollow Crown variety, how do they differ from others?

    Comment by leduesorelle — November 27, 2012 @ 11:26 am | Reply

    • The beets were from a second planting after my first failed to germinate (possibly slugs or cutworms). I wish I’d written down the date because it worked better than expected.

      I don’t know how Hollow Crown differs from other parsnips in taste – I’ve never done a side-by-side test. Hollow Crown does seem to germinate and grow more strongly than other varieties I’ve tried. But even so, I pre-sprout the seed on a damp paper towel before planting.

      Comment by marysveggiegarden — November 27, 2012 @ 3:25 pm | Reply

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