Parsley Envy

Petroselinum crispum 'Envy'

Parsley

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Parsley is one of the most well-known, popular herbs the world over and ideal for the kitchen garden a great herb to have in the garden that appears greatly in the Mediterranean cuisine. Its lush green colour and almost cloud-like appearance make it good ornamental plant as well.
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Planning

Difficulty

Moderate

Flowering time

Summer

Fruiting time

Summer

Harvesting

Leaves ready for harvest 80 days after sowing. To ensure the best-flavoured leaves, treat Parsley like an annual - cut out the flower stalk when it appears to prevent the plant from going to seed and harvest leaves as needed. Best used during the first year. Can be frozen or dried. Let the plant produce seed in the 2nd season when leaves will turn bitter.

Propagation

Seed

In Spring to Summer, soak seeds for 3 days, changing the water every day. Then sow in a spot with bright light, 6mm deep, in rich, well-drained soil. Keep moist. Germination in 5-6 weeks.

Special features

Attracts bees

Attracts useful insects

Pot plant

Attractive leaves

Special features

Origin

Mediterranean

Natural climate

Mediterranean

Environment

Light

Full Sun, Partial Shade, Partial Sun

Soil moisture

Dry

Soil type

Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand

Soil PH preference

Neutral, Alkaline, Acid

Frost hardiness

Tender

Uses

Edible

Parsley leaves are used in a wide range of dishes, especially from the Mediterranean cuisine.

Medicinal

Useful to stimulate appetite, relieve flatulence and urinary tract troubles and to improve the function of adrenal glands. Acts against bad breath and soothes bee stings and open wounds. High chlorophyll content gives it antiseptic properties.

Personality

Family

Apiaceae

Flower colour

White

Scent

Mild
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