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    Default Parsnips ....

    I have been told that when I plant my Parsnip seeds I need to boil the kettle and pour a cap full down each hole before droppping in the seed and covering ... this I am assured will make them grow ... has anyone heard of this or knows if/why it works

    Also if anyone else knows of any querky tips for seeds I am all ears

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    not heard of that one before try loo rolls and indoors for good results and fresh seed

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    But I dont want to grow loo rolls lol ...

    Joking aside thanks for the info ...

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    Or germinate on a piece of damp kitchen roll in a plastic bag - parsnips take aeons to germinate, but mine came up in 3 and a half weeks using this method. Then pop them into the loo rolls until they can go outside.

    I would try the boiling water method though - it's always good to take a punt as if it works, it's brilliant!


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    I've heard / read the boiling water method too - might even have been on here. I guess that would work if you are sowing straight into the ground, I am trying the loo roll method.
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    The hot water warms up the soil. Helps with germination. As will pre-soaking the seed (as with Beans) or germinating on kitchen towel.
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    Surely the boiling water will warm the ground for only a short while?
    my tea only stays hot so long!!!!!
    Let us know if you try, and the outcome.

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    Following advice on here last year, I germinated my parsnip seeds on the windowsill between two sheets of slightly damp kitchen paper. It worked a treat, I've just finished the last of my lovely yummy parsnips, so I will be doing the same again this year.
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