Nutritious root crop that can be prepared in much the same way as carrots. Their unique nutty-sweet flavour adds a punch of Vitamins A and C. Growing Tips: Parsnips are a subterranean vegetable. They require deep loose soil to grow long and straight. They prefer soil that is rich in organic matter with a pH above 6.5. Plant seeds directly in the garden, sowing about 12 seeds per foot, 1 cm (1/2”) deep, spacing the rows 45-50cm(18-20”) apart. As the seed is slow to germinate, quick-growing radish seed may be used to mark the rows. Do not allow soil to dry out prior to the emergence of the seedlings (up to 3 weeks.) Once sprouted, thin to 8-10cm (3-4”) apart.