This is the last of our parsnip crop from Plot#12. It's a rather odd shape.
The cause of the bi- or even tri-furcation is when the growing root meets an obstruction in the soil. It is usually a stone that causes the root to spread. Anyway I don't suppose any of the guests at Mr and Mrs Rambler's for Christmas dinner will be too bothered.
This year Anne has tried a couple of new crops on Plot 12.
These are squashes- variety Jack O' Lantern- and the plants, grown from seed, each contain two or three full grown specimens. Cauliflowers are often difficult to grow. This one must be the result of beginner's luck
Yesterday, we removed the old runner bean plants from Plot #12. The roots were left in the soil to enable the nitrogen fixing virus in the root nodules to fertilise the soil. We thought we'd managed to collect most of the beans, but there were a few left. The beans inside the pods were almost unrecognisable but rather beautiful.