Parsnip Tender and True
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Superb flavour with lovely sweet flesh this parsnip has long, tapering roots that grow straight in stone-free soils and are easy to grow.
Parsnips are biennial plants grown for their roots which develop in the first year, therefore grown as annuals. They are related to other crops in the garden such as carrots, celery, dill, parsley, chervil and fennel.
Parsnips can be challenging to get going and are slow and ponderous to germinate, using fresh seed is the key to getting a good crop. Sowing can actually begin as early as February, however, you will have much better success if you wait until late March and even April.
If germination is proving difficult, a good tip would be to pre-germinate your seed would be to place some wet kitchen roll in a tray and to scatter some seeds on top and leaving overnight, this should speed up the germination process
Harvesting can begin from autumn onwards once the leaves have started to die back, however, it is best to leave them in the ground until after the first frosts as this will help with the flavour as the starches turn to sugars giving you a sweeter parsnip.
Plant Care TipsSow direct Apr-May into stone-free soil
Sow 2cm deep in drills 30cm apart
Germination can be very slow
When large enough, thin seedlings to 10cm apart
Likes a sunny position and light, well-drained soil
|Seed Quantity||100 Seeds|
|Type||Biennial grown as an Annual|
|Hardiness||Hardy, cool-season crop|
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Beautifully box of biennial seeds. I haven’t sown them yet but I’m looking forward to doing so. Delivered promptly and the packaging is all recyclable and so prettily presented with two cute strawflowers inside. Thank you
Ordered a couple of chilli varieties that I hadn’t found anywhere else. They arrived within just a couple of days (I’m in Kent) and included an extra package of seeds as a “thank you” which I thought was such a lovely touch, thank you! Very excited to get growing 😊
From the moment the cute seed box arrives at your door, until the seedling pop up to say hello...they never disappoint. I've purchased a few different boxes of seeds and know they'll not be my last! Thank you 🐞🌸
I already have baby craspedia seedlings and can't wait to see them grow. I bought a couple of craspedia plants last year and they produce the most lovely yellow pom poms. They look great dotted in three's around the house and I also use them when I make dried wreaths.
This was gifted to my mum for her birthday and she loves it. You've got everything you need for flower pressing, including all instructions.
Nicely packaged and fast delivery
One of our favourites in the range. Balanced subtle tones, good burn time and will definitely buy again. Matt
Quickly dispatched and delivered. Arrived safely. Nicely labelled clearly with instructions on how to sow. Can’t go wrong. Would definitely order from again.
Arrived on Time and loved the packaging. About to sow some seeds and hopefully for some chillies in Summer
Excellent arrived safely beautifully boxed.
Looking forward to sowing these seeds soon.
Top quality seeds and so beautifully presented - I bought them for myself but it was like receiving a gorgeous gift!
Great service, prompt delivery and beautifully packaged. It was for a gift so not tried them but they look lovely.
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I loved receiving the beautiful package of seeds, with some dried flowers enclosed and not an ounce of plastic in sight!
All thoughtfully eco friendly wrapped.
The delivery was super quick and I’m working my way through sewing the seeds, on the monthly instructions contained on each packet.
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I’ll certainly be buying more as I expand my cut flower garden 🌸🐞
Another beautifully presented gift box of seeds delivered quickly and professionally presented. I bought as a gift for a friend who was delighted. I will definitely be back again.
I was so pleased to receive this box of seeds, beautifully presented with a lovely little dried flower to add a special touch, thank you, can’t wait to get started on sowing them .
I can’t rate these seeds highly enough! Germination was super fast and baby plants are lovely and strong. Looking forward to a flower filled 2023 , and will definitely be ordering lots more goodies from Bbcg x