Finally pulled up two of the parsnips that have been sporting giant crowns of leaves, I was pleasantly surprised. These are in the patch of sifted soil that have a row of carrots as well. The roots were long and didn't have too many lumps and hairs. It's hard to not pull up smaller ones unfortunately as the soil is quite soft.
The odd carrot and parsnip
all scrubbed up
The tomatoes are looking very robust, they need a spray of copper before anything nasty happens...