Vegetable garden: growing parsnip

Seedlings take place in February and June, done in rows and broadcast. When the seedlings are about 2.5cm high thin out to leave one seedling per 15cm station. Harvesting takes place 4 to 5 months after planting.

As with many root vegetables, parsnip may be affected by diseases such as late blight (a fungus that will cause the appearance of brown spots on the leaves) or rust (a fungus that causes the appearance of reddish spots on the leaves). Subsequently these diseases cause a slower growth of the plant, which can even lead to the death of the latter. In addition, be careful of rodents that come and eat the root. An excellent autumn / winter vegetable, parsnip is not only a vegetable but also a root.