Petroselinum crispum 'Envy'
2 years to reach maturity
This plant has a mild fragrance
Parsley 'Envy' Overview
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. Petroselinum crispum 'Envy' is fully to frost hardy and will grow well in full sun or light shade. It will prefer a moist, well-drained soil. However, the leaves can become course in the second year.
Common problems with Parsley 'Envy'
Parsley 'Envy' Companion Plants
How to harvest Parsley 'Envy'
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.
How to propagate Parsley 'Envy'
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 of Parsley 'Envy'
Attracts useful insects
Other uses of Parsley 'Envy'
Parsley leaves are used in a wide range of dishes, especially from the Mediterranean cuisine.
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.