Parsnip seeds are sown into the ground very early in spring from March to mid-May. They germinate at 5-6⁰C. Young plants survive even serious ground frosts. The soil for parsnip cultures should be humus-rich, well-structured, deeply cultivated, what promotes the development of large and long roots. Soil needs to be watered during the crucial root development stage. The harvest begins in September and lasts until first frost. Parsnip roots can winter in the ground and be harvested in spring.