germinating parsnip seeds

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  1. magic

    magic Junior Member

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    Hey all,
    This may be a no-brainer but continuous failure brings me to ask the wide world. I can not get parsnip seeds to germinate. I have tried soaking overnight, sowing directly, sowing thickly, and still no germination. Am I missing something?
    Cheers,
    magic
     
  2. planigale

    planigale Junior Member

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    Re: germinating parsnip seeds

    parsnip seed needs to be fresh, it has a short viability of about 1 year!
    if you can't get reasonably fresh seed,
    try saving your own, it will take awhile, as it is a biennial.
    search on the internet!
    join seed savers network, they list local seed networks for each state
     
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    ho-hum New Member

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    Re: germinating parsnip seeds

    Magic,

    Parsnip seed has to be fresh fresh fresh. Even then germination can be a bit sporadic and take a month. Check round the seed shelves at big stores and look at the best buy dates. It is the only time I would bother.

    cheers,
     

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