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

Jan F M A M J J A S O N Dec
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(Best months for growing Parsley in USA - Zone 5a regions)

S = Plant undercover in seed trays P = Sow seed

  • Easy to grow. Sow in garden. Sow seed at a depth approximately three times the diameter of the seed. Best planted at soil temperatures between 50°F and 86°F. (Show °C/cm)
  • Space plants: 8 - 12 inches apart
  • Harvest in 9-19 weeks. Cut stalks from outer part of plant.
  • Compatible with (can grow beside): Carrots, Chives, Tomatoes, Asparagus
  • Avoid growing close to: Potatoes

Your comments and tips

09 Jan 14, Josephine (South Africa - Summer rainfall climate)
Help!! I have a small herb garden which gets moderate afternoon sun. The basil, chilli bush, thyme, oregano and mint is doing really well, however the parsley, chives and rosemary are very unhappy. Any advice?
01 Nov 13, Olakunle (South Africa - Semi-arid climate)
Where can i get parsey in south africa johannesburg
08 Oct 13, Barry Durkin (Australia - temperate climate)
Have cut parseley right back will it grow again or plant fresh stuff ? Barry
06 Jun 13, joe gillriasoukas (Australia - temperate climate)
can parsley be grown indoor? and when do we trim it.
12 May 13, Josh (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
I am growing parsley for the first time and I have a flat-leaf variety in a planter box with 2 basil plants, which is very happy. I have another flat-leaf plant that is now in a planter box with 2 curly-leaf parsley plants, and all 3 have a white discoloration or scorched areas toward the edge of the leaves. I have done some research and can only assume I'm watering them too much. Does anyone have advice on how to bring them back? I'm now only watering twice per week. Any advice would be great.
13 May 13, (Australia - temperate climate)
they like moist soil but not soggy
18 May 13, Josh (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
Do you know if the discolored or scorched leaves can still be eaten? Cheers.
20 Apr 13, Lyn Lonergan (Australia - temperate climate)
We transplanted parsley plants that were growing healthily Now the outside stalks and leafs of both our flat leaf and curly leaf parsley die as soon as new shoots appear in the centre. The result is that we're unable to get a big bushy healthy plant that we can use. I think there is defiiency of someting in the soil. Can anyone give us some tips on what it may be.
23 Oct 13, John (Australia - temperate climate)
Parsley HATES being transplanted and usually dies or takes a long time to come good again. It is easier to sow new seed than to transplant it.
30 Apr 13, Sustainable Jill (Australia - temperate climate)
It may just be that the weather is much cooler. I'm in Canberra and here parsley really only grows when it's warm.
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