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GIY vegetable of the week: Parsnip

A week before sowing, break down clods, rake well and add an organic fertiliser. Most parsnip seed packets will tell you to sow them in February – don't do it. Better to leave it until early May. The ...

Watch your savings grow

Some types of seeds are naturally more short-lived than others and most seasoned vegetable growers know that parsnip seed will not carry over from year to year. The same is true for spinach, but most ...

New arrivals who could bring the badger out in hives

But if he’d dug up the beds where the carrot and parsnip seed have been sown, it would have been awful.” So what’s to be done? “We’ve blocked him off,” Brian says, pointing to a fresh ridge of tarmac ...

Please, dahlia, give me one more chance

As a result, the lettuce bed that was to have been succeeded with parsnips will now house tomatoes. The parsnip seed will be started indoors, ready to be planted out once the fava beans have finished ...

Take out the seed packets to begin the new garden year

Some types of seeds are naturally more short-lived than others and most seasoned vegetable growers know that parsnip seed will not carry over from year to year. The same is true for spinach but most ...


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How to grow your own kale

Whether you love, hate or are ambivalent about kale seems to hinge on how long you've known it, and the relationship you've shared with it. If you have lived in the UK and tried allotment gardening, ...

Growing parsnips can be a sexy affair

Step 1. Muse on the fact that parsnips were once held to be an aphrodisiac, but don’t get your hopes up. Just about every vegie has been regarded as an aphrodisiac at some time or other and each and ...

New arrivals who could bring the badger out in hives

But if he’d dug up the beds where the carrot and parsnip seed have been sown, it would have been awful.” So what’s to be done? “We’ve blocked him off,” Brian says, pointing to a fresh ridge of tarmac ...

Please, dahlia, give me one more chance

As a result, the lettuce bed that was to have been succeeded with parsnips will now house tomatoes. The parsnip seed will be started indoors, ready to be planted out once the fava beans have finished ...

Sowing the seeds of success

We always try to find out the story of a seed - where it came from, how it grows, any quirky thing about it that sticks in people's minds," she says, adding that three generations of one family have ...


parsnip-seed Buying Guide

Caroline Foley's expert guide to a few things to do in May

If you have no liking or time for greenhouse work, you can now buy ready-to-go plantlets by mail order or ... I plan this year to try mixing annual flowers with carrot and parsnip seed. Annuals with ...

Growing parsnips can be a sexy affair

Parsnip seed is only viable for a year, so if yours doesn’t germinate, it’s elderly. Buy from a place with a quick turnover and good stock-keeping. 3. Wait till spring. Sorry about that. Parsnip seed ...

Parsnips: the root of perfection

As with many members of the carrot family, parsnip seed doesn’t stay viable for long, so fresh seed must be ordered in each year and any leftovers at the end of the season may as well be thrown away.

BRIAN KIDD: Hyacinth problems and muddy saxifrage

GV, Havant. Sow parsnip seed by the end of January. A: You may not have kept them cold enough. They must be cold from mid-September to the first week of December. If you didn't buy prepared bulbs buy ...

The Gardener

But I use the smell as a guide to when it is fully rotted down ... I always sow radishes in the same drills, partly to mark the lines of parsnip seed so that the emerging seedlings can be ...