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Parsnip, Gladiator (direct sown)


This is a record of how long this particular set of seeds took to germinate and how they looked at various stages from first appearance to the development of the first set of true leaves and beyond. I hope this will prove useful.

Variety: Gladiator
Direct Sown: 12th April 2013
First Seedling: 18th May 2013 (approximation)
Germination: 37 days (approximately)

This first series of pictures shows newly emerged parsnips from just a day or so old to a few days old. I find parsnip seedlings extremely difficult to identify when they are newly through because they look a lot ike the seedlings I get all over the garden from a neighbours tree! It is only when the first leaf starts to form, that I realise what they are. You can just see the first true leaf starting to grow in the middle picture and it is much more obvious in the third photo.


Parsnip Gladiator  Parsnip Gladiator  Parsnip Gladiator

This is the seedling in the third photo now 4 days older and with the first tiny true leaf growing and in full view.

Parsnip Gladiator

The parsnips are around 1 month old now and the tallest stands at about 3 to 4 inches

Parsnip Gladiator

At almost exactly 2 months old, the tallest parsnips stand at around 10-12 inches tall and are starting to bush out.

Parsnip Gladiator


2 thoughts on “Parsnip, Gladiator (direct sown)

  1. Is the purple plant in the 2 month picture a parsnip too? I have several of these. Many thanks,Lisa

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