how do i grow parsley?
Parsley is quite slow growing, to start from seed plant 2 seeds in each cell, about 1cm deep. Parsley seeds can be slow to germinate and can be soaked in lukewarm water for 24hrs before planting them, which will speed up the germination process. When you see the shoots appear, move your seeds to a spot where they will receive full sun
Parsley can be moved outdoors five weeks before the last spring frost. Plant them in your garden at the same depth they grew in the tray. Parsley is cold hardy and can be harvested throughout most of the winter. If you can, plant parsley somewhere that receives only partial sun in the summer
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When parsley has reached 3-4 inches tall you can begin to harvest. The leaves will quickly replenish itself. Cut the outer leaves as you need them, or for a bigger harvest cut the entire plant slightly above the tiny middle shoots. The plant will continue to grow more leaves throughout the season.
Helpful Tips and Tricks
Parsley can be potted up for a kitchen windowsill garden. In their second year try letting them bolt, the umbelliferae shape of the blossoms is very attractive to beneficial insects
A good source of Vitamin A and C
Preparing and using
Parsley is great fresh, dried or cooked. It is used in many cultures as a staple flavour in many dishes. Try using it as a garnish!