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How to Sow Parsnip Seed (continued - page 2)

Sowing Parsnip Seed
The traditional time to sow parsnip seed is late winter but, unless the winter is mild, the soil is often frozen hard or too wet at this time. In most years you will probably have to wait until early spring before sowing. Although parsnips appreciate a long growing season, you can sow later, up to late spring if you have to, and still get a worthwhile crop. Ensure that the seed is fresh this year because parsnip seeds do not keep well.

Before sowing make sure the soil is well dug and free from stones to a spade's depth. Make a shallow drill in the soil about 2cm (�in) deep. Where you require more than one row, make the rows 30-45 cm (12-18 in) apart. Sow one seed every 5cm (2in).

Name: Dean
Date posted: July 04, 2011 - 03:49 am
Message: Hi im loving my garden at the moment, i am currently growing carrots and lots of parsnips... could you please tell me if parsnips have to grow on stalks or not.

Thanks you,


Name: Richard Johnston
Date posted: December 13, 2010 - 07:33 pm
Message: How do you grow parsnips in the caribbean?