Wonky parsnips and the winter solstice

I went to my allotment today having not been there for a few weeks. I picked some leeks and parsnips for Christmas dinner but my leeks are looking a bit wonky. Does anyone know why this happens?

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It’s the first time I’ve ever grown parsnips so I’m excited even if they look deformed.

It was the winter solstice today and the darkest day of the year. The sun rose in Aberdeen at 8:47am and set at 15:28pm. It’s officially the start of Yule. Merry Christmas to all and a Happy New Year. I hope your Christmas is filled with love and kindness.