Parsnips experts - I need you!

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Re: Parsnips experts - I need you!
« Reply #15 on: February 20, 2010, 10:46 »
If "station-sowing" would 2Litre pop bottles (i.e. with bottoms cut off) do, instead of cloches - or do you think that cloches warm the whole area more, and just offer a better solution?



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Re: Parsnips experts - I need you!
« Reply #16 on: February 20, 2010, 14:43 »
I put my sed on damp kitch roll in the dark and when they start germinating plant them in loo rolls and then in the ground. I do this in April (essex). Other plot holders plant all the seeds in Feb/March. Mine grow just as good if not better as not all the seeds germinate.



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« Reply #17 on: February 20, 2010, 15:14 »
Thanks all muchly! The bed they will go into this year is last year's brassica bed on neutral soil which I limed to sweeten it (never done it before - always learning) and the top soil added during last year to top up the beds was alkaline. I do add calcified seaweed in spring too before planting as a boost to the B.F. and Bone on sowing. Will sow in late April (weather-dependant) and will station sow at 6" to get smaller ones.
One thing - what about the bitterness problem...?   :unsure:
Spring always comes when we sow the seeds of life.

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