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1/2" deep

Space plants about 3-4" apart

Make rows about 18-24"

10-21 days

50 F to

85 F

Feb-March Up to 3 ft. tall 4 per sq. foot

Well drained soil, 6.5 pH


Growing Parsnips

Parsnips grow best in well-worked, organic soil. Plant in the spring, and you'll have parsnips throughout next winter. Leaving them in the ground until after the first frost will make them sweeter in taste.

When to Plant

Sow seeds 1/2 inch deep & 1 inch apart in rows that are 6 inches apart. Keep moist and wait approximately two weeks for germination to occur.

How to Plant

When they are 6 inches tall, thin them to 3 inches apart. Layer compost around the seedlings and wait until fall to enjoy. You can soak them overnight before planting also to help with better germination.

 


How to Harvest

Enjoy your homegrown parsnips about 120 days after starting them. Try overwintering parsnips by covering them with a 2-inch layer of mulch.



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