Traditionally, parsnips are left growing in the ground over winter to allow time for the frosty winter weather to improve their flavour. However, parsnips tend to develop canker and become less appetising as they reach old age. To achieve the healthiest harvest, lift your parsnips now, before decay sets in and store your parsnips in the freezer until you are ready to use them.
Butterfly Conservation’s Big Butterfly Count runs from Friday the 16th July 2021 until Sunday 8th August 2021. I’d really like to encourage you to join in and take your own Butterfly Count – this is such a lovely thing to do. A Butterfly Count only lasts for 15 minutes – this activity won’t take up much of your time – you could take a Butterfly Count in your lunch break.