How to Grow Parsley

Category: 

Herbs

Planting Time:

Early Spring

Harvest Time:

Approx 12 - 14 weeks

Difficulty:

Easy

Planting & Care Instructions:

    Parsley can be sowed direct outdoor in Spring, so there is not need to start in cell trays or small pot: instead sow direct to a final pot or into a soil bed
    If sowing in a pot, place a few seeds around the soil, and cover with a thin layer of compost
    Pat down the compost to firm and water
    If sowing direct to a soil bed, make a hallow drill, about 1cm deep and sprinkle in the seeds thinly
    Plants can take up to 4 - 5 weeks to germinate, so keep the soil relatively moist whilst waiting for seedlings to emerge
    Once the plants emerge, thin out the rows in the soil bed so they approx. 6 inches apart
    Thin out any excess seedlings for pot-sowed plants. These can be used in the kitchen
    You can harvest your parsley once the leaves have reached maturity by snipping them off at the stem with a pair of scissors