(Petroselinum crispum) Biennial, grown as Annual. The rich, pronounced flavor of this parsley makes it a wonderful addition to a variety of dishes. Use in salads, pesto, salsas or soups.
Parsley is an abundant source Vitamin C, iron, antioxidants and other nutrients. Also helps to aid digestion.
Parsley (as well as dill and fennel) is a favorite food of the parsley worm caterpillar, which becomes the beautiful black swallowtail butterfly. Plant extra to share!
|Germination Temperature||Planting Depth||Days to Germination||Plant Spacing||Row Spacing||Sun|
|65-75||1/4"||7-21||6 seeds every 8"||18"||Full|
Sow outside 4-6 weeks before average last frost or as soon as the soil can be worked. Start inside 6-8 weeks before average last frost.
For better germination, soak seeds in water for 12 - 24 hours. Remove any flowering stalks that may appear to increase leaf production. Let one or two plants go to seed as parsley will often self-sow. Works well as a border plant. Makes a great companion to roses by improving their health and fragrance.
Pick as needed. Harvest the outer leaves by cutting them at the base of the leafstalk.