Although slow to grow parsnips are very hardy lsting well into the winter months. If roasted, with a little honey or maple syrup drizzled over, until just starting to caramalise they are lovely and sweet.

Becasue parsnips develop a long tap root they are best planted direct.

Here are details about planting harvest etc

Plant Care Details
Common Name Parsnips
Date for Jan Feb March April May June July Aug Sept Oct Nov Dec
Planting – Inside                      
Planting – Outside                        
Suitable for: Beds only
Sowing Depth (cm) 2
Seed Spacing (cm)

Sow clumps of 3-5 seeds every 20 – 30 cm

Can plant catch crop of raddish, lettuce or spring onions in between as a ‘marker’ fro row as parsnips can take a while to germinate

Plant Spacing (cm) 25-30 cm
Rows 3 metre (10ft) 11 -15 plants 25cm (10in) apart
Container 40 cm diameter Not suitable for containers
Row Spacing (cm) 30 cm

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