Parsnip Joy!

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ex-cavator

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Re: Parsnip Joy!
« Reply #15 on: April 22, 2011, 23:48 »
Sowed 4 x 10ft rows of 'snips on the plot about a month ago, just about given up on them & sowed a load more in pots, but when at the plot today, there were the originals, just about all present & correct  :lol:

Two rows of early carrots also now showing after about 3 weeks.

But our biggest surprise was the brassicas - my lad sowed 2 trays each of cabbage, brussels, & cauli last Sunday. The cabbage had virtually a 100% showing by Wednesday (just 3 days), the brussels the following day (just 4 days), and several of the caulis are up today (5 days). Quick, or what?   :wacko:

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Re: Parsnip Joy!
« Reply #16 on: April 23, 2011, 00:08 »
Carrots are a doddle.......... Parsnips sown direct  :tongue2:

Paper-pots for me......making them in my sleep I am!  ::)
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Re: Parsnip Joy!
« Reply #17 on: April 23, 2011, 05:32 »
Planted some direct in soil and can't tell what's weed now!  Don't think anything has germinated after 4 weeks.

Then sowed in a propagator and nothing!

Now trying on kitchen towels by the window sill first.

It's my first year of growing, didn't know they'd be so blimmin hard! :)

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Re: Parsnip Joy!
« Reply #18 on: April 23, 2011, 13:54 »
i also cant tell weed from parsnip sowed three weeks ago any body have a photo would be good ,i have just started growing again after thirty years and its not like riding a bike lol.

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Re: Parsnip Joy!
« Reply #19 on: April 24, 2011, 08:14 »
Its good to know that I'm not alone sitting staring at my parsnip patch wondering where I went wrong.

Patience is a virtue - especially when it comes to parsnips!!

I need to find a good book to while away the days waiting :)

Regards, WG

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Re: Parsnip Joy!
« Reply #20 on: April 24, 2011, 19:57 »

I think many problems are caused by people sowing too early into the open ground when the soil is still too cold.

That's what I've heard recently, some people say sow in Feb, but the soil is still too cold and wet then I sowed mine a few weeks ago with radish in between and they are coming along nicely

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Re: Parsnip Joy!
« Reply #21 on: April 25, 2011, 09:34 »
That's a good idea, putting a radish in between.

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Re: Parsnip Joy!
« Reply #22 on: April 25, 2011, 09:39 »
I have stopped sowing radish as a marker because they germinated and grew so much faster than the parsnips they swamped the poor things (and then they got disturbed when I pulled the radishes out!)

My parsnip seedlings are still at the seed-leaf stage and look like many other seedlings at the moment (but weeds don't grow in straight lines!)

Will post a pic when they get their first true leaves.
Sow your seeds, plant your plants. What's the difference? A couple of weeks or more when answering possible queries!

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Re: Parsnip Joy!
« Reply #23 on: April 25, 2011, 09:44 »
I did mine in the polytunnel in cardboard tubes about 2 weeks ago.

Nothing showing yet but am still hopeful (although I did use still in date but old seed so it will serve me right if nothing happens)
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Re: Parsnip Joy!
« Reply #24 on: April 25, 2011, 13:59 »
No luck here is it to late to pot some more in tubes?

Bill
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Re: Parsnip Joy!
« Reply #25 on: April 25, 2011, 14:02 »
How long have they been sown and was it indoors or outdoors? (in either case my "parsnip panic-ometer" stays on standby for 3 weeks after sowing!)  :)


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Paul Plots

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Re: Parsnip Joy!
« Reply #26 on: April 26, 2011, 00:20 »
No luck here is it to late to pot some more in tubes?

Bill

Now that I have 4 lovely little plants germinated in paper-pots in my fathers very warm unheated greenhouse I'm going to get some more in tomorrow.

Too late? Nope.... in they go.  ;)

(When I find where I put the seeds!!!)

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Re: Parsnip Joy!
« Reply #27 on: April 26, 2011, 08:16 »
I sowed parsnips direct in early march and they are up about 70% so I'm chuffed,cause I have never had any sucsess in previous years. :) :)

I'm sowing more this wkend too. :)
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