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PostPosted: Sun Mar 20, 2011 7:04 pm    Post subject: Carrot and parsnip Reply with quote

Hi all,

I have been using the forum as a reference tool over the past year since I started growing my own potatoes, but this is my first post.

I was wondering if many of the members have sown carrot or parsnips in the ground yet?

I had planned to sow some parsnip yesterday but when I went out I thought the soil was probably still too cold so I covered the plot with black plastic and decided to leave it another fortnight, and sow both carrot and parsnip together.

What do you think?
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 20, 2011 7:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

yep cool..i planted my carrots this weekend..560 in total!! have them covered with fleece at the moment to stop the neighbours cat digging the plot. im not planting parsnip this year but im sure you can sow now. im gona plant everything else in the next 2 weeks.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 20, 2011 8:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I planted both out today, but I had the area covered with a plastic cloche for the last 2 weeks so the soil should have warmed up. They are now under a plastic tunnel thingy I got from Aldi a while back
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 20, 2011 9:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi yes I planted parsnips on Friday and covered them with chicken wire to stop the cat digging among them. Apparently you plant parsnips early as they take a long time to germinate. Hope it works out now.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 20, 2011 10:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i sowed both carrots and parsnips last week and covered them with fleece. I will sow more carrots later in early April. Covering the ground with black plastic is not a great idea to heat up ground but good to prevent weeds. Cover the ground with fleece before sowing seeds and after sowing seeds.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 21, 2011 8:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My parsnips have been in about 3 weeks now - always the first to be sown. Carrots went in last Monday. will put the beetroot in this weekend ! Love this time of year !
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