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Parsnip root flashback

This harvested parsnip root only hints at the massive root systems that plants have down there. Mature parsnips can root down to 9 feet (2.7m), and spread up to 3′  (0.9m) in the top 10″ (25cm) of soil. Other garden veggies are generally as impressive in the root department.  When…

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Root love

About the last thing anyone is likely ever to see first-hand is the amazing root structure of plants! I’ve been fascinated by the massive size and complexity of ROOTS since I first saw a sketch of a full root system, and way more so after browsing the wealth of technical…

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