Farmer Phil's Veggie Varieties
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Growing Parsley

Parsley comes in two varieties, flat leaf and curled. While both types are grown in similar manners, where parsley plants are grown varies the techniques used. In northern climates, or those below zone 7, parsley is considered an annual plant that dies in the winter and should be planted in spring. In climates at zone 7 and above, parsley grows for a few years and should be planted in fall. Aside from these two factors, other suggestions for planting parsley include:

  • Keep all plants in the sun or in areas with partial shade.
  • The soil should be rich and moist with a slow release fertilizer and mulch added to keep the moisture in.
  • Parsley grows best when the soil has a pH of 5.5 to 6.7.
  • If you plant any of these transplants in spring, cut them back in September.
  • When harvesting, cut stalks from the base. To keep the flavor, freeze the leaves instead of drying them for winter.


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