Growing Parsley – Discover How to Grow Parsley

growing parsley - how to grow parsley

Growing Parsley

Petroselinum crispum

An essential herb, used widely in fish sauces and in salads, parsley is easily grown although it is sometimes slow to germinate from seed. Re-sow it annually if self-sown seedlings do not appear. Most seed catalogues list several varieties, but there is little to choose between them from the culinary point of view.

growing parsley - how to grow parsley Sow a few seeds in spring at a depth of 12-20 mm (½-¾ in) where the plants are to grow, and thin out later to space the plants 200-250 mm (8-10 in) apart. The soil should be enriched with compost in autumn or winter and allowed to settle. It needs to be free-draining, and the plants should be watered in dry weather. Parsley prefers a sunny or lightly shaded site.

Plants can be lifted into the greenhouse to continue growth during the winter. Parsley should be in 15-20cm (6-8in) pots.

Harvest as required when the plants are large enough. Cutting back the plants in autumn and covering them with cloches may provide leaves for winter use.

Site: Sunny

Soil: Good, rich

Sow: Spring

Harvest: As required

26. October 2010 by Dave Pinkney
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