Parsnip

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Optimum Soil Temperature
Days to Germination
Days to Harvest
Direct Sow or Transplant
Distance Apart
Soil pH
Annual/Biennial /Perennial 

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Growing

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Maintenance

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Problems

Seedlings Burn – hot sunny weather.  Sprinkle seedlings with water to keep moistForked or Misshapen Roots – stones, clods etc.  Delayed thinning.  Thin to 2-3cm apart when 5cm high.  Ensure soil does not have stones etc.

Excess Nitrogen – excessive leaf growth, small roots

Green Top (Crown) – sunlight on exposed crown.  Mound soil to ensure crown is covered.

Roots Cracked or Split – Caused by the inside growing faster than the outside.  Over fertilised.  Heavy rain followed by a dry spell.

Bolting/Running to Seed – Snap in cold weather.  Place a cloche over vegetables.

Poor Germination – Seed is short lived.  Use fresh seed

Pests

Aphids – leaves are stunted and deformed with clusters of insects.  Keep well watered in dry weather.

Companion Planting

Chives, Coriander, Corn, Dill, Lettuce, Marjoram, Onions, Peas, Radish, Sage, Tomato

NEVER Carrots, Celery