Planting & Care
Planting: To Plant Directly in the Garden: In spring, when weather is settled but still cool, sow seeds 1 - 2" apart into well-worked, fertile soil in full sun and cover 1/4" deep. If climate is very hot, plant in a spot with morning sun and afternoon shade. Parsley germinates unevenly over several weeks; be patient and keep seedbed evenly moist. To Start Indoors: Sow parsley seeds in early spring in a container of seed starting mix. Cover 1/4" deep, and keep container moist, but not soggy, until seedlings emerge. Provide a good light source. Feed seedlings frequently until ready to transplant when about 2" tall after acclimating to outdoor conditions.
Growing: Parsley needs rich moist soil and ample spacing for lush harvests. Thin early and keep well weeded and watered. Begin to harvest sparingly once plants have 8 - 10 leaves. Fertilize monthly with a high nitrogen source for best leafy growth.