Kings Seeds Parsnip Hollow Crown

£1.35

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Description

The traditional “Spring” onion. White Lisbon boast long white stems with bright green tops which are slow to form a bulb, which contain a delicious mild flavour. This variety are ideal for patios and should be sown from March to July.
 


One of the most popular crops for the gardener, onions are a huge must for any allotment holder or for the gardener who has their own little vegetable garden at home, as they are so versatile and can be used for a variety of different things.


 


WHEN TO SOW


Mid-March to May


Where to Sow


Sow thinly direct into the growing site 2cm (¾””) deep in rows 45cm (18in) apart. Try to choose a stone free tilth growing site. Parsnips can take up to 8 weeks to germinate depending on soil temperatures. You are better to delay sowings if soils are wet and cold.


What to do Next


Do not transplant seedlings. A s soon as seedlings appear , they should be gradually thinned until plants are 10cm 4in) apart. Hoe regularly , taking care not to damage the crown of the root.


MATURITY


September to February


HANDY TIP


Often considered that the flavour is sweeter once plants have had a good frost.


NUTRITIONAL VALUE


Good source of energy boosting Carbohydrates. High in vitamin C and potassium.