growing parsnips

Ruth Murphy asked 10 years ago

I have small parsnip plants which I have had covered with a netting tent. I was wondering if I should take it off as it limits the amount of sunlight reaching the seedlings or should I leave it on to prevent any bugs getting at the plants.

1 Answers

Gerry Daly Staff answered 2 years ago
Parsnips can sometimes be attacked by carrot root flies, being related to carrots. But often they are not attacked, and any kind of cover tends to reduce light and growth.

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