Posted: 24/05/2014 at 08:58
Thanks for the tips Johntheeng & Johnharding. The kitchen paper method & root trainer, sound like really good ideas. That way I will get to know if the seeds are viable or not - instead of wasting months waiting for them to show themselves through the soil where I've sown them.
I have already tried again & put some more parsnip seeds in the soil, (Yes I know it's very late now - but what have I got to lose?)
Anyway, many thanks again for the tips. I shall definitely use them in the future.