Parsnip Growing Guide
Crop Rotation Group
Umbelliferae (Carrot and root family) ●
Deeply worked soil that has not had compost or manure added within 6 months.
Sun or partial shade.
Single Plants: 7" (20cm) each way (minimum)
Rows: 7" (20cm) with 11" (30cm) row gap (minimum)
Sow and Plant
Sow direct into soil, and cover the seeded bed or furrow with a board to keep it moist. Germination often takes up to 2 weeks.
Our Garden Planner can produce a personalised calendar of when to sow, plant and harvest for your area.
Thin seedlings to proper spacing when they are 4 inches tall. Mulch to deter weeds and keep soil moist.
Use a digging fork to loosen soil along outside of the planting before pulling roots. Can be left in the soil through winter in many areas.
Planting and Harvesting Calendar
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