June - is it too late to sow parsnip seeds?

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June - is it too late to sow parsnip seeds?

Postby Daveswife » Sun Jun 03, 2018 6:31 pm

Is it too late to sow parsnip seeds now? I just found the unopened packet of seeds which I should have planted earlier but they were overlooked.
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Re: June - is it too late to sow parsnip seeds?

Postby Primrose » Sun Jun 03, 2018 7:37 pm

Well I would give it a go. I find them very slow to germinate but it,s warmer now so you might get a quicker germination and still get a reasonable crop of small roots. Depends of course how old the packet of seed is. They do say use fresh seed every year but I,ve sown seed which is two years old with moderate success.
I believe in trying to break all the rules. Sometimes it,s surprising how often you can get away with things and anyway most of the instructions on packets are only guidelines. I,ve just sown some antirhynims today, well after the recommended sowing time recommended on the packet but I might be lucky !
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Re: June - is it too late to sow parsnip seeds?

Postby oldherbaceous » Mon Jun 04, 2018 6:49 am

The Parsnips won't be huge but, still of a useable size when harvested....
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Re: June - is it too late to sow parsnip seeds?

Postby Daveswife » Tue Jun 05, 2018 9:18 am

Thanks very much. The seeds are this year's so I'll sow some today. In fact, I'll do it right now.
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