Parsley is the most popular and widely grown of all the herbs. It is rich in vitamins and can be used raw as a garnish or in salads. It is so versatile it can even be added to many recipes and sauces during cooking. It is ideal for freezing but as it is such a hardy herb, there is rarely any need to do this. The ideal plant to have on your window sill in your kitchen!
Moss Curled Parsley is specially selected and grown on our farm. With its medium green curled leaves on long stalks it has a sturdy growth from good sized plants. Parsley is delicious when used to liven up fish dishes and can also be used as one of the ingredients in a bouquet garni.
WHEN TO SOW
May to September
WHERE TO SOW
Early sowings in pots or trays under glass at 13°C, later sowings direct in growing site.
WHAT TO DO NEXT
Glasshouse sowings should be thinned to 5-6cm apart before gradually hardening off and planting out in April 40cm apart. Outdoor sowings should be gradually thinned to spacing of 40cm.
When sowing Parsley outdoors, poor boiling water into the seed drills first to kill off weed seeds and to warm up the soil, thus increasing germination.