The first waves of parsnip are down. More will follow, as shall I.
Was curious to know the seed count on one particularly huge wild parsnip. I had ballparked 2500 as a good working average a couple years ago, but this trophy plant last week easily topped 15,000. Impressive.
I’m able to pull thousands in a day, targeting the most mature plants first. Since those will have viable seed earliest, it’s important to buy time and catch them. Good sunny days dry out and bake the plants very quickly – no time lost to piling or removing from site.
More long days ahead!