In this article, I will take you through everything you need to know to grow Parsnip in your Perth backyard.
(Whilst most of this guide suits anywhere in Australia, check local conditions for growing months if you live outside Perth.)
There is nothing more soul soothing than planting seeds and tending your vegetables; watching them sprout and grow and then eventually cooking and consuming them.
When should you plant Parsnip?
The best months to plant Parsnip in Perth are Jul-Mar. You can plant using Seed, ideally when the soil temperature is around 10-20 degrees celcius and the air is around 10-25 degree celcius.
Seeds or Transplant? Seed
Ideal air temp: 10-25c
Ideal soil temp: 10-20c
Can Parsnip grow in pots?
Yes, they can grow in pots. Be mindful of the size they grow to.
The great thing about planting Parsnip in pots is that you can move them around easily, should they need more or less sun, or are getting attacked by pests. In some cases, you can even grow Parsnip indoors, as long as the position can get enough sun.
How much sun should Parsnip get?
You will discover that Parsnip thrives on Full sun.
Some gardens get more shade than others, and your direction north etc varies. Try the ideal position first, and if the Parsnip isn’t growing well enough, maybe try a more or less sunnier spot.
I like to pick my own vegetables.
How often should you water Parsnip?
Parsnip really enjoys when it gets Regular watering.
They prefer soil that is Well-drained.
When can you harvest?
Being a 2 Months vegetable, the ideal time to harvest your Parsnip crop is around All Year. Play it by ear though, and just see how your plant(s) do this season.
Growing Parsnip in rows
If you are getting serious with your vegetable garden, you may wish to grow Parsnip in rows. You’ll need to allow around 30-40 centimetres between rows, and 7to10 centimetres between each seedling or seed.
Space between rows: 30-40 cm
Space between seedlings: 7to10 cm
Keep the seeds!
Did you know that you can keep Parsnip seeds for up to 1 years, and use them to grow more next season?
We should all be eating fruits and vegetables as if our lives depend on it – because they do.
Enjoy delicious Parsnip in your Perth garden
You can save so much money by growing Parsnip in your own backyard.
Vegetable gardening can be a lovely connection to the beauty of the natural world around us. Your vegetable garden has the potential to feed you both physically and mentally.
I hope you enjoy the taste of your own hard work.