(Best months for planting Parsley in USA - Zone 5a regions)
S = Plant undercover in seed trays. P = Plant direct in garden where they are to grow.
Takes a long time to germinate, about 3 - 5 weeks before the seedlings appear. Grows to about 20 -30cm (8 -10in) until it flowers when the stems will shoot up to about 1m (3ft) .
The useful leaves disappear when parsley flowers so it is best to have some more seedlings ready to plant.
Will self seed and produce plenty of new plants every year. Can survive snow and light frosts
Use the leaves and stems to add flavour and colour.
Can be cooked in dishes such as ratatouille
Traditionally used in white sauce
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