Tuesday, 22 December 2020

Rethinking Parsnips

Following harvesting the parsnips and ending up with such whoppers I have been rethinking the bed layout and the amount of Parsnips I was intending to grow in 2021 there is no way I can handle 105 parsnips if I end up with large ones like I have this year


I have 6 different varieties of parsnips and I was looking at filling a whole 2.4m x 1.4m bed with a 105 hole 7 per row and 15 rows planting membrane with parsnips.

2 rows (14) x Student Parsnip   - 200 Seeds - Mag    - Mr Fothergill's - Sow By 2021 
2 rows (14) x Palace F1             - 200 Seeds - £2.45 - Mr Fothergill's - Sow By 2021
2 rows (14) x Tender and True   - 350 Seeds - £2.09 - Johnsons        - Sow By 2022
3 rows (21) x White Gem           - 300 Seeds - £1.00 - Wilko               - Sow By 2022 
3 rows (21) x New! Picador F1  - 200 Seeds - £2.10 - Mr Fothergill's - Sow By Dec 2023
3 rows (21) x New! TZ 9045 F1 - 200 Seeds - £1.99 - D.T.Brown       - Sow By Dec 2022
           [105]

BUT now I'm thinking merge beds 12 & 19 and grow one bed that includes Swede, Turnips and Parsnips 

Swede
2 rows  (14) x Best Of All            - 750 Seeds - FREE - Mr Fothergill's - Sow By 2021
1 row    ( 7) x Invitation              - 100 Seeds - 25p - Carters (Poundland) - Sow by 7/2021
Turnips
2 rows (14) x Purple Top Milan  - 1750 Seeds - Magazine Free - Mr Fothergill's - Sow By 2021
1 row   ( 7) x Snowball               -    50 Seeds - Some multipack in the past - Sow by Christ knows!  
Parsnips 
1 row   ( 7) x Student Parsnip    - 200 Seeds - Mag    - Mr Fothergill's - Sow By 2021 
1 row   ( 7) x Palace F1              - 200 Seeds - £2.45 - Mr Fothergill's - Sow By 2021
2 rows (14) x Tender and True   - 350 Seeds - £2.09 - Johnsons        - Sow By 2022
1 row    ( 7) x White Gem            - 300 Seeds - £1.00 - Wilko               - Sow By 2022 
2 rows (14) x New! Picador F1  - 200 Seeds - £2.10 - Mr Fothergill's - Sow By Dec 2023
2 rows (14) x New! TZ 9045 F1 - 200 Seeds - £1.99 - D.T.Brown       - Sow By Dec 2022
           [105]

Now I know how many labels to make with each plants names on them. 

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