Posted: 26/05/2014 at 21:34
I had really good germination from my parsnips this year T&M Albion, sown on the 10th April. I live in Kent and the following spell of weather was warm, this I think helped germination.
I think a lot depends on the warmth of the soil, last years cold spring was very poor for germination and had to resow in May.
I use lots of different seed suppliers, I use Fothergills and would say its no better or worse than any other supplier. It could be down to how the GC display them, if they are in an area where they get too hot during the day that can have an impact..