Parsnip Growing Guide

Parsnip

Crop Rotation Group

Umbelliferae (Carrot and root family) 

Soil

Deeply worked soil that has not had compost or manure added withing 6 months.

Position

Sun or partial shade.

Frost tolerant

Yes.

Feeding

Not required.

Companions

Onion, Onions and Radish.

Spacing

Single Plants: 7" (20cm) each way (minimum)
Rows: 7" (20cm) with 11" (30cm) row gap (minimum)

Sow and Plant

Sow direct into soil, and cover the seeded bed or furrow with a board to keep it moist. Germination often takes up to 2 weeks.
Our Garden Planner can produce a personalized calendar of when to sow, plant and harvest for your area.

Notes

Thin seedlings to proper spacing when they are 4 inches tall. Mulch to deter weeds and keep soil moist.

Harvesting

Use a digging fork to loosen soil along outside of the planting before pulling roots. Can be left in the soil through winter in many areas.

Planting and Harvesting Calendar

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