Parsley is is fairly easy to grow in the home garden if you follow a few guidlines: Parsely can be grown from seed and can also be grown in pots or in the garden. With basicly two types to choose from, the curly leaf variety (pictured right) and the flat leaf variety or 'Italian Parsley' why not grow a little of both. Parsley can be grown in the ornamental garden as well if desired.
Growing parsley in the home garden is not difficult. We provide a guide on how to grow
Growing Parsley from seed
All parsley is grown from seed as once it seeds it dies, seedlings found for sale in most nurseries are the easiest option. In the home garden parsley can be grown from seed sown directly into the ground or into pots or from seedlings. When growing parsley from seed sow the seed and be patient, as parsley seed takes a while to germinate. Seed can be 'scarified' to hasten the process. Pour so boiling water over the seed and leave over night and plant directly the next day.
Where to Grow Parsley:
Parsley requires about 6 hours of sun a day to do well, similar to many leafy herbs and vegetables. Parsley prefers a humus rich well drained soil (but moisture holding soil is required, not dry soil). Parley can also be grown in pots
Types of Parsley.
Parsley comes in two types
Parsley can be harvested with a pair of scissors, just remember to leave some leaves so the plant can regrow.
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Growing parsley indoors.
In Australia this is not really necessary unless you just do not have space outside. In which case you could look a sunny window sill. Good morning sun is best as the hot afternoon sun through a window can be very drying and even burn the leaves.
The real trick is to use a deep pot, as we mentioned parsley likes to send down a long tap root. The other factor is regular watering, if drys and then you water and let it dry again it will tend to go to seed, so a constant moisture level is best. This is especially true when growing indoors in a pot as they do tend to dry out.