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    Default (parsnips) may be a daft question but....

    As I was preparing a rather large shop bought parsnip for tea tonight, the thought crossed my mind as to whether its possible to take the top bit (with a few little root/grass tips still on), plant that and produce a new parsnip from it.... ?????

    Can I get a seed from a shop bought parsnip to sow???

    May be the daftest question and for that I apologise, but wanted to ask! Thanks x

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    Dunno. I remember growing carrot tops as a kid on a saucer with soggy kitchen roll, but whether you could keep it going long enough to flower and produce seed. Also you are meant to start pineapple plants in a similar way. Supporting a parsnip flower would need to be considered as they get to around 1-1.5m tall its not a daft question at all
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    Quote Originally Posted by Norfolkgrey View Post
    Dunno. I remember growing carrot tops as a kid on a saucer with soggy kitchen roll
    Yes!!! That's what I've done with the parsnip top! Hope it works! X

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    There are no daft questions on the vine... just daft answers, so I better shut up before Roger puts his foot in it.

    ps. Welcome to the house of fun.
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    Here are a few daft questions I've asked previously

    http://www.growfruitandveg.co.uk/gra...ght=experiment

    http://www.growfruitandveg.co.uk/gra...ght=experiment

    Try it and see Helen, you have nothing to lose
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    Quote Originally Posted by veggiechicken View Post
    Try it and see Helen, you have nothing to lose
    Thank you VC!!

    Thank you all for not making me feel like a complete nutter! X
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    Don't you want to be a complete nutter? How odd!!
    You could join our club if you were
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    Yup! PAAAAAAAAAAARSNIPS is a very daft question!

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