Remember I planted parsnip seed in toilet roll tubes? Well they are ready to be planted out in the garden now.
Do not wait until "true leaves" have grown -if you do the roots may have also grown out of the bottom of the tube.
And you want to get the tubes in the ground before the tap root comes out of the bottom .
The reason being that if the root has grown long enough to poke out of the bottom there is a risk that the parsnip will develop a forked root, and we don't want that as it makes it harder to peel !
For the same reason I have always found that carrots do not like being transplanted.
So, make a hole in the soil - I use a bulb planter
hold the tube firmly so the contents do not fall out and carefully put the tube into the hole, so that the top of the tube sticks up a cm or so above the surface of the soil, This protects the seedling and shows you where it is in the ground
Plant out the rest, spacing them at least 8 inches apart to get large Parsnips. If you want to pull them as small ones you can space them closer together.
Water well, think about covering with fleece or net to stop birds ( hens, in my case) or cats from digging them up.
Weed as needed. Job done :-) And on to the next job on my ( never ending ) list.