Just thought I would let you know about a very happy accident I had this year in the veg plot!
I have had very variable results with my parsnip growing, mostly the germination rate had not been good - I got 4 parsnips one year!! Then this year I read that it is a good idea to put your seeds in the freezer for a few hours, so I put mine in and then must have had yet another 'Senior Moment' and forgot them. It was 3 weeks later that I discovered them, they had fallen down in the door compartment, I decided to use them and just about every one germinated!! I am still digging them up and enjoying roast parsnips 2-3 times a week!
If you follow my happy accident and do the same I hope your parsnips will be the best ever!!