Parsnip seeds can be used to make a delicious tea. This is a great option for those who do not like the taste of brewing their own tea with loose leaf tea leaves and also those who are unable to buy fresh Parsnip at the local store. This type of seeds can be used to make a tea that is very similar to the taste of premium loose-leaf teas at a fraction of the cost. This article provides some information about how to grow and harvest your own Parsnip plants.
Planting Technique: Growing In a Tissue Culture (Virtually) - This technique uses a group of partially enclosed pots to grow growing plants in a similar fashion as you would find in a traditional garden. Parsnip seeds are placed into one pot, mixed with a small amount of soil. The bottom of the pot is lined with paper. The paper is held up to protect the seed from moisture while it grows.
The method I am using is quite unique, but it has proven very successful for growing parsnips. Planting Method: Growing Parsnips in a Tissue Culture (almost) In order to understand how my system works, you have to understand that unlike other cacti, or even most cacti for that matter, that don't need to be dug up and replanted each year, growing parsnips requires to be replanted every two to three years. To speed up the replanting process, mix a generous dose of Epsom Salt in the soil before planting. After the soil is moistened, place the seedlings directly into the dirt. The Epsom Salt will help keep the roots from drying out.
You'll also need some special equipment to start growing parsnips. Parsnip pots are traditionally made from clay and are usually large and deep enough to hold at least three seeds (depending on how large the pot is). You can purchase your own pot, or borrow one from someone you know who also grows parsnips. Many people choose to use shallow clay pots, since they're easier to work with; but if you're just starting out, I would highly suggest going with a deeper clay pot.
To get started, remove all of the soil from the holes you've created in the ground around your plant. After doing this, you can then add your seed packet(s) and mix the loose soil together. Place the seeds in the center of the clay, press them down gently to compact the soil, and then water the area. When it's completely set, you can now replant your parsnips.
If you're keeping your seeds for the long haul, there are several other ways to preserve your fresh parsnips seeds. The first is called "seed saving." In this process, you take your saved seeds and plant them in a small garden. Within a year, you should be able to harvest and eat most of your saved seed inventory. For best results, seed saving should be done every few years, or each season.
If you're growing parsnips indoors, the final step is to line the bottom of your pots with cheesecloth, and fill the container with a handful of bone meal. This will help your plants' root systems stay strong. Once your plants are in place, you can now water your plant and watch as it thrives for many years. Parsnip seeds aren't very water absorbent, so filling up your containers will allow your plants to take in as much moisture as they need. Try not to let any water sit on the soil surface for too long, as that will stunt your plant's development.
There are many varieties of Parsnip that are grown all over, and many of these have different growing requirements. Knowing what type of Parsnip you prefer will help you choose the right variety of heirloom seeds. When you're ready to harvest your sweet flavor garden, give your plants a nice rinse using a hose and some soap water to get rid of the dirt and extra moisture.