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Posted by on Apr 21, 2012 in Companion Planting, Parsnips, Vegetables | 0 comments

How to Grow Parsnips

How to Grow Parsnips

Name: Parsnips Description: **Closely related to the carrot except even healthier for you because it contains more fiber and potassium. **Parsnips are easy to grow and very tasty if roasted. **You should use fresh seeds every year. Position: **Sun or partial shade will work for your plant. **It will grow on sandy, loamy soils best. Stony soils are not suitable because the roots will fork when they meet the stones. **Spread a thin layer of well-rotted manure or compost over the ground for the plants in early spring. Propagation: **Sow outside in March. **Germination rate is unreliable and often slow. Consider sowing a marker row of carrots or lettuce along the same row to remind you where they are while you wait. **Sow ½ inch deep. Thin to 6 inches between plants when plantlings. Parsnips hate to be transplanted, so discard the thinning and do not try growing in trays/modules. **Have 1 foot space between each row of parsnips. Maintenance: **Weed carefully between the rows. **Only give them water...

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