Parsnip Seeds

Growing suggestions for parsnip seeds

Unless you want a really early harvest, we recommend waiting until the soil has warmed up in late April or even early May to sow seeds. They are very slow to germinate and the extra warmth can really help. Sow three parsnip seeds every 15cm in rows 30cm apart, and thin to one plant per station. Pay particular attention to weeds during the early stages and you will get a fine crop.

Parsnip growing calendar

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Crop History

Parsnips have been around Eurasia in a wild form since ancient times. Cultivated by the Romans, used as a sweetener before sugar was around, it has still many uses today and it can stay in the ground throughout the winter. It turns remarkably sweet after the first frosts.

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There is a very high demand for seed at the moment so we are doing our best to keep up with orders and packeting up more seeds. As such we are only accepting a certain amount of orders per day.

Our online shop will be open from 9am each day and we will close it once we have reached our capacity, we have also had to put limits on the amount of any one variety per order (3) and of total order amount (£50), to try to be as fair as possible to all our customers.

Thanks for your patience - we hope you and your loved ones are fit and healthy during this challenging time.

P.S. we apologise in advance if you happen to be in the middle of placing an order when we shut down the shop, and understand how frustrating this would be, but it will inevitably happen to some

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