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    Quote Originally Posted by helenbun2005 View Post
    Can I get a seed from a shop bought parsnip to sow???
    Do Parsnip growers tend to use F1 seed for Supermarket crops I wonder?
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    I think that PARSNIPS is a very good question. To which my answer is OH YES PLEASE HOW LOVELY.
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    Quote Originally Posted by helenbun2005 View Post
    Can I get a seed from a shop bought parsnip to sow?
    ahem, no.
    A parsnip in flower is a site to behold: six foot high easily, and three wide
    All gardeners know better than other gardeners." -- Chinese Proverb.

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    I let the end of a row of parsnips seed a few years ago and the flowers produced were great, very like carrot flowers but yellow not white and much much bigger! They make a lovely plant, so perhaps if you get your parsnip top to root (will it produce roots or only leaves?) you could plant it up and use it in the flower border?
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    I love the flowers too, but they are huge....

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