PARSNIPS (Roots)
Types:Short & Long-Rooted.
Skill needed:Low.
Soil:
  • Fertile,light, rich soil needed for long-rooted varieties.
  • Need to add compost in autumn not just prior to planting.
  • If soil is acid - lime.
Sowing Time:Mid Feb- April.
Growing Tips:
  • Sow in rows and thin as plants develop.
  • Do not disturb roots.
  • Keep moist, water during dry weather.
  • Weed regularly.
Problems:Canker - root begins to turn black and rot. Caused by acid soil, raw manure/compost in soil, uneven rainfall or root damage.
Harvesting:October-March.
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