This is a parsnip that we let go to seed. It was planted as a seed last year, spent the winter in the ground and is now producing seed heads. We plan to plant the seeds next spring. As you can see it is taller than me!
What we are doing is producing a locally adapted parsnip. If we continue saving seeds from selected plants and grow the saved seeds we could avoid buying seed. The basic begining of agriculture through time.
There is only one problem, the current government is planning on signing a trade agreement with the European Union "CETA" that would make saving seeds against the law.