Description – Hugely popular as it is so versatile for a wide range of cooked of cold dishes. Plain leaf parsley has a stronger flavour than curled. Rich in iron and vitamins A, B and C.
Sowing – Indoors – fill a seed tray or pots with good free-draining seed compost. Outdoors – prepare the soil by raking until it is fine and crumbly, removing any large stones. Sow seed in 7cm (3.5in) pots of free-draining compost. Keep at 18-20C (64-68F) until after germination. Alternatively sow seed outdoors 1cm (½in) deep in drills 30cm (12in) apart.
Growing – When large enough to handle, thin out seedlings to 23cm (9in) apart. Gradually acclimatise plants to outdoor conditions before planting out after all risk of frost. Harvest leaves as and when required. Indoor plants can be harvested all year round.
Aftercare – To continue the organic life cycle of these seeds, gardeners should follow recognised organic growing methods, avoiding the use of artificial fertilisers and pesticides.
Harvest – July to December