This ornamental edible is a very dark green selection of moss curled type. Use it for garnishes, salads, and cooking. It performs well in containers and allows for multiple cuttings per season from one planting. Upright leaves make harvesting easy. Tolerates light frost. Avg. 15,600 seeds/oz. Packet: 200 seeds.
Latin Name: Petroselinum crispum
Days to Maturity or Bloom:
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DAYS TO GERMINATION: 14-30 days.
SOWING: Direct seed (recommended): Sow in spring after the danger of frost has passed, about 1/4- 1/2" deep, 3 seeds per inch in single rows or 2-3" wide bands 12-18" apart. Thin plants to 8-12" apart. Transplant: Sow in 1" cell containers. Seeds take at least 3 weeks to germinate.
DISEASES: Prevent disease with crop rotation and good sanitation.
LIGHT PREFERENCE: Sun.
SOIL REQUIREMENTS: Grows well in moist, fertile soil. If planted in a well-drained location, it can normally be wintered over to produce a crop early the following spring. Mulch where temperatures go below 0°F (-18°C). Water during dry spells and side dress with compost or a balanced fertilizer once or twice during the growing period, if necessary.
PLANT HEIGHT: Varies.
PLANT SPACING: 8-12".
HARDINESS ZONES: Biennial.
HARVEST: Clips leaves when needed. Parsley can be used either fresh or dried. To dry, wash clipped leaves and spread out shallowly on screens in a warm, airy place. When thoroughly dry, rub and store in jars.