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    Minamoo is offline Seedling
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    Default Am I too late for parsnips?

    Having never grown veg before, I hadn't realised that parsnips need to be planted very early in the year. I have finally dug over their bed but I'm wondering if its too late and if I should just stick to carrots and fill the remaining space in the bed with squash type things and my many tom plants. I've bought seed already though. Would it last till next year? Thanks!
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    What does it say on the packet?

    Depending on variety (bit late for the Early varieties) sowing in May should be fine - your Parsnips might be a bit skinny, but will taste just as good!

    Parsnip seed is best sown fresh each year, whereas most other veg will keep for longer, so best to sow it I reckon
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    i sowed some straight into the ground on wednesday - we will see packet says are fine sowing until end of may so who knows

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    Sowed mine inlast two weeks. May is pushing it but get them in and you should be fine.

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    Sow them, youll get a fair crop by the end of the year.
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    Actually you usually get a better germination by sowing a bit later, a lot of people sow early when the ground it too cold and wet but at this time of year they should get to a flying start.

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    I must be odd. I never so mine before the end of may and harvest from March. By that time, they're huge and taste fantastic
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    Good, that's me happy then, because I haven't done it yet either...

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