Growing Guide: Parsnips

How to Grow ParsnipsConsidering growing parsnips? Here’s just about everything you need to know to get started growing this sweet, nutritious, cold-hardy root vegetable. Or, if you’re looking for general tips and hints, check out this article on how to grow parsnips.


Growing Parsnips

When to sow indoorsNot recommended
When to sow outdoorsWhen the soil can be comfortably worked
Seed depth1/2″
Germination soil temperature65° – 75°F
Germination length14 – 21 days (depending on temp)
When to transplantNot recommended
VarietiesGladiator (early germinator)

Lancer (sweet, canker-resistant)
pH range6.0 – 7.0
Soil temperature for growing60° – 65°F
Spacing3" – 4"
LightFull sun
Nutrient requirementsN = high

P = low

K = low
Fertilizer scheduleApply complete fertilizer a month after seedlings sprout
When to harvestAfter at least one frost

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