Parsnips are very had to germinate apparently. So I've never tried. Until this year when I decided to chit some seed to see if it might be worth giving it a go. So I put some on some kitchen roll in a sandwich box and so many have grown that this afternoon we found that we'd run out of toilet rolls to pot them up in. A sucess I hope. So will I be enjoying a nice bowl of spiced parsnip soup this time next year? Time will tell.
Thanks for this brilliant post, I intended to sow my in the ground but will now try your method. I have read about doing this, but it's always better when someone you know ( I feel like I know you!) says it works. :)ReplyDelete
I have put my parsnip seeds on kitchen paper and in a plastic container today, did you keep them in the light or dark ? and do they need to be kept damp ?ReplyDelete
I kept them near a window - but I don't think it essential and I did keep them cool and damp. I found I didn't need to add any more water to mine though as the germinated in about a week.ReplyDelete
(But I'm not an expert - honest!)
Hi there, well it's a week tomorrow since I put my parsnips on the damp kitchen paper, and guess what ? I peeped today and there is signs of life being created ! parsnip soup yum yum !!ReplyDelete