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Clear Mountain Garden TreasuresCulture and Germination - Curly Parsley - Compact

Parsley
Family Apiaceae
Name Petroselinum crispum
Common Name Parsley

Parsley is a biennial herb, growing leaves in the first year, followed by flowers in the second. Plant now for a fresh supply of leaves. Compact variety, suited for containers.

Germination

Depth: ½ cm
When: Spring or summer.
Where: In containers for transplanting later.
Seed takes approximately 6 weeks to germinate.
Place seeds overnight between a wet kitchen towel folded twice. Protect seedlings from aphids.

Culture

Parsley grows best in fertile, well watered, well drain soil. Can be container grown if watered well. It will grow leaves the first year and flower the following Summer.

When cutting, remove the whole leaf, stalk and all, until the crown. This encourages more leaves to grow.

To ensure continuous supply of parsley, sow in Spring. When the seedlings are big enough to cut, discard last year's plants that are starting to flower. Keep one plant for seed.


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