29 June 2008

He Says, She Says


He says: Are these parsnip seeds ready to be cut and dried?

She says: I have no idea.

What do you say?

9 comments:

el said...

I'd wait until it dries out a bit more. Granted it will do that if you cut it off too but you might as well give it its best chance.

Lewru said...

I concur. Browner is better. This is a maxim I live by in all things. (Well, mostly.)

lucas.xav said...

let it dry more

CeeCee said...

I just want to know why you want to grow and eat parsnips. :) Do you add them to things (stews?) or eat them alone as a side dish, like carrots?

Oh, on the seed thing--wait a bit, until they are more dry.

CeeCee said...

I just want to know why you want to grow and eat parsnips. :) Do you add them to things (stews?) or eat them alone as a side dish, like carrots?

Oh, on the seed thing--wait a bit, until they are more dry.

Patrick said...

When they are ready they will be dry, brown and fall off the plant with a little light rubbing or shaking.

ourfriendben said...

What a gorgeous photo! Another one for the wall.

Kelly said...

Thanks for your help everyone. The seeds have started to turn a darker shade or green recently with little streaks of brown. We'll be sure to leave them on for a while longer.

CeeCee,
I mainly use parsnips as one of the ingredients for my vegetable stock. It adds a really nice earthy flavor.

Kate@LivingtheFrugalLife said...

Okay, I'm flummoxed. Those don't look anything remotely like my parsnip seeds. My parsnips went to seed via little bean-like pods, which duly dried out and split open, giving a pretty clear indication that the seeds were ready. What is that thing in the picture? It looks like something in the carrot or queen Anne's lace family. Are you sure there's a parsnip root at the bottom of that stalk?