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How to Grow Parsley

Parsley, parsley seeds

Parsley
Petroselinum crispum
Biennial: hardy in zones 6-9
Time to sow: Spring
Light conditions: Prefers full sun
Uses: Culinary, tea, medicinal

Parsley comes in many varieties, from the common moss curled parsley to the flat leaved Italian parsley. It’s highly nutritious, full of vitamins, and is a rich source of antioxidants. Parsley is a very versatile culinary herb that goes great with soups, stews, tomato sauces, meat, and can be added to fresh salads. A true super food!

Canadians can buy organic parsley seeds here.

Parsley is also a very versatile medicinal herb. The high amount of chlorophyll in parsley makes it a natural breath freshener. Is used to treat urinary tract disorders and to prevent kidney stones. Helps with digestion, and much more.

How to Grow Parsley:
Parsley is a biennial herb. Prefers rich, moist, well-draining soil with a pH around 6.0-7.0. Does best in full sun but will tolerate partial shade. Germination requires warm soil and may take up to 3-4 weeks. Sow the seed .5″ deep. For the best germination results grow indoors in a sterilized soil; black earth/peat moss mixture. Transplant outside after risk of frost.

Recommended Books:
Homegrown Herbs: A Complete Guide to Growing, Using, and Enjoying More than 100 Herbs.