According to an old wife's tale, only the wicked can grow parsley and giving it someone is bad luck. So perhaps leave it out of your next gift box, unless you are a wicked one yourself! Plant the seeds near your kitchen for easy picking and zesty flavours.
Parsley, Ache, Devil-and-Back-Ten-Times, Garden Parsley and Herb Venus
In containers will be smaller
Germination: 5-21 days
Matures: 70-90 days
Sow: 5cm apart
Plant: 15cm apart
WHAT THEY LOVE
Light: Partial Shade, Full Sun
Soil: Moist but well drained
Water: Every few days
Food: Every 2 weeks
Asparagus, Corn, Tomatoes, Apples, Pears, Beans, Roses and Peppers.
Sow outdoors from early spring in shallow, 1cm deep trenches. When they are large enough to handle, thin seedlings to 15cm apart.
Always keep the plant well watered, especially during hot, dry spells in summer. Remove flower heads to extend the life of the plants. Snip off any lower shoots that turn yellow to get more fresh leaves.
BRINGS TO YOUR GARDEN
Easy to grow
Happy in containers
Grow year round indoors
Fresh leaves all year round
Cut single leaves or bunches low down on the stems with scissors and use fresh. Parsley can frozen or dried to use later.
MAKES FOR GREAT..
With its light scent and fresh taste, parsley is wonderful for cooking. Works beautifully in soups, sauces and on vegetables.
Parsley is rich in antioxidants, they contain flavonoids, carotenoids and vitamin C. Flavonoids may lower your risk of conditions for colon cancer, type 2 diabetes and heart disease.