shazzcat added on May 25, 2013 | Answered

This season my parsnips have basically "come to nothing" with loads of offshoots off the top of each plant. It has been the same with my total parsnip crop. . . . VERY disappointing. Carrots have also been somewhat the same although not so many. What has happened/what have I done wrong. . . never had this problem in past years.

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Answered on May 27, 2013

I would have your soil tested. It sounds like the soil may be lacking in phosphorous, which would result in poor root development in root vegetables.

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Answered on June 9, 2013

thank you Heather....had a feeling it would be something lacking in the soil...will follow through now :)

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