Delicious and packed with nutrients, parsnip seeds are a staple in our gardens! They are packed with folate, Vitamin C, and potassium. Plus fiber! We like to grow parsnips as a staple for roasting (it brings out all their natural sugars), or even serving as a creamier alternative to mashed potatoes.
Parsnips are not the easiest to grow from seed: they require warm temps and are very slow to germinate. Many people plant another fast-maturing crop, like radishes, in between parsnips. Radishes will serve as a row marker, and planting this companion crop will make better use of your garden space.
Please note that germination rates for parsnips decline rapidly. We strongly encourage you to purchase new seed each growing season.