Hamburg Parsley - Kinga
Hamburg Parsley is very popular across Northern Europe and the leaves can be eaten like parsley and the roots, which have a sweet distinctive flavour, are eaten like parsnips.
Sow outdoors thinly, from March to May, where they are to crop, 1.5cm deep, directly into finely-prepared, light, fertile soil, which has already been watered. Allow 40cm between rows. Early sowings may benefit from cloche protection. Seedlings usually appear in 14-32 days. Thin seedlings to 20cm apart. Replace any dislodged soil. Water well until plants are established. Leave roots in the ground until required, as they improve after exposure to autumn frosts. Harvest from October to March.