Persil Parsley Perejil Petersilie
Soil :Any average, well drained soil enriched with compost.
Position : Full sun
Frost tolerant : Hardy only to about 10 degrees F, though winter mulches or cloches can enhance cold tolerance. Where winters are mild, parsley can be sown in fall and grown through winter.
Helps: Asparagus, corn/maize, tomatoes
Helped by: Apple, asparagus, rose
Avoid: Alliums, lettuce
Attracts: Swallowtail Butterflies, wasps, flies
Sow and Plant :Sow seeds in early spring, and keep moist. Parsley germinates slowly. Or, start with young purchased plants. Take care not to disturb the roots when transplanting parsley.
Germination: 13-21 days
Spacing : Single Plants: 5″ (15cm) each way; Rows: 3″ (10cm) with 9″ (25cm) row gap
Feeding : Drench plants with a water soluble organic plant food monthly.
Harvesting :Gather sprigs as needed in the kitchen. Gather stems for drying in early summer.
Yield per 10ft of row: 1lbs
Time to harvest: 80-100days
Troubleshooting :Colorful parsley worms sometimes eat parsley leaves. Root rot is common in elderly, winter-weary plants. Sacrificially attracts insects that predate upon tomatoes
Notes :Try both curled and flat-leafed or Italian parsley, which has stronger flavour. Plants that survive winter will bloom first thing in spring.