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Growing Parsley, also curly leaf parsley or flat leaf (Italian) parsley

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28 Oct 15 Anne Gibson, The Micro Gardener (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
That depends on whether you want more leaves or free seeds from your plant. Once the stalk starts to appear, parsley is entering its old age stage of life! This can happen early if it has been under water stress. You can slow the process down by snipping the stem off at the base. Use these leaves and stem as normal or as a celery substitute (they're cousins!) I try to always have multiples of the same plant so I can allow some to go to flower & seed, while still harvesting others. If you don't have this luxury and this is your only parsley plant, now's the time to sow new seedlings so they have time to catch up by the time your plant is producing seeds. Hope this helps.
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