Every year in the garden is different. Last year the favas were the undisputed stars of the spring garden – this year they look pretty rough because they had to compete with corn.
But we have a new freak vegetable to take their place: the parsnip. We decided to let a few plants go to seed, as the flowers are considered excellent attractants of beneficial insects. We expected them to be about the same size as carrot plants, but they continued to grow and grow. The tallest topped out at about 8’ – truly a giant among vegetables.
Runner-up for ridiculously tall plant this year: foxglove.