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Post  Feistywidget on 10/28/2011, 8:01 pm

I know they have very long roots, but I'm wondering if it's possible to grow them in the square foot garden?

If so, how many would you plant per square foot grid? (in each of the little boxes that a square foot box is divided up into).

This would be for normal parsnips, not baby parsnips. How far apart would you space them? This is after seedlings have been thinned. I was also wondering if you could grow daikon (big, fat, asian white radish) in square foot gardens. Same questions I have about the parsnip apply to the daikon too.

I've found varieties, both with daikon and parsnip, that have smaller roots (basically they're 'mini size') with their length compared to the traditional varieties.

I'm also wondering if you could grow burdock root in square foot containers? It's a root vegetable with a very long root, similar in appearance in taste to a carrot.


http://www.gardenersnet.com/vegetable/burdock.htm

Also here is a picture of what burdock root looks like:

It's also known as 'gobo'.

http://japanesefood.about.com/od/japanesefoodpicture/ig/Japanese-Vegetables/Gobo-Picture.htm

Here is a link that provides information about burdock and how to grow it.

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Post  quiltbea on 10/28/2011, 11:16 pm

I only know about parsnips. I've done them for 2 years now. I planted 9 per square in 2 squares, they are very big and bushy at the end of the season. They taste better after a couple of frosts if you plan to pull them in early winter. I tried some before frost last year and the flavor was disappointing. I tried some after 3 frosts and they were tastier. The rest I left in the garden over the winter here in zone 5a Maine with lots of deep snow cover thru the season. They were delightful in the spring when they bushed out again. Very tasty roasted in the oven. My beds are 12" deep and I don't have any barriers below. Mine grew about that long.



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Post  Scorpio Rising on 9/26/2016, 8:24 pm

@quiltbea wrote:I only know about parsnips.  I've done them for 2 years now.  I planted 9 per square in 2 squares, they are very big and bushy at the end of the season.  They taste better after a couple of frosts if you plan to pull them in early winter.  I tried some before frost last year and the flavor was  disappointing.  I tried some after 3 frosts and they were tastier.  The rest I left in the garden over the winter here in zone 5a Maine with lots of deep snow cover thru the season.  They were delightful in the spring when they bushed out again.  Very tasty roasted in the oven.  My beds are 12" deep and I don't have any barriers below.  Mine grew about that long.



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Post  trolleydriver on 9/26/2016, 8:30 pm

quiltbea ... those are fantastic.   happy banana

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Old thread, resurrected!

Post  Scorpio Rising on 9/26/2016, 8:54 pm

This is an old 2010 thread, but has my exact question to all you guys!
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Post  sanderson on 9/27/2016, 4:01 am

9/sq, shorter variety in 7" of MM

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Post  Scorpio Rising on 9/27/2016, 9:55 pm

I think I might give them a square.....Thanks, sanderson!
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Post  sanderson on 9/28/2016, 2:57 am

Baker Creek Half-Long Guernsey

Ken is going to make my final table top bed Wink and I hope to put some in that one, along with garlic.

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Post  MrBooker on 9/30/2016, 8:47 am

@sanderson wrote:Baker Creek Half-Long Guernsey

Ken is going to make my final table top bed Wink and I hope to put some in that one, along with garlic.
I planted 8 squares of Hollow crown parsnip seed I bought at Wal-Mart and their doing good so far. I planted them in an 8 inch bed I built over an in ground garden so there's no barrier. I plan on letting them go over the winter.

I wasn't sure if I would like Parsnips so I did a taste test on some store bought Parsnips before planting. I was VERY pleasantly surprised by the slight cinnamon taste. They just take forever to germinate.
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Post  Scorpio Rising on 9/30/2016, 7:08 pm

I will have to do some research!  I have 4 repurposed window boxes arranged in a rough square, they are deep, about a foot, and 18" wide, varying lengths, mostly 10', one 12', one 8'.  Some have partial bottoms.  I would probably put then in there.  That is my root box!
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