Parsley Growing Guide

All you need to know to grow successfully!

Plant Family:
Apiaceae
Plant Type:
Biennial
Typical Season:
Season Typical
Typical Zones Grown In:
3,4,5,6,7,8,9
Growing Difficulty:
Easy

Planting Guidelines

The following are general guides to follow. However, nothing is set in stone. Feel free to experiment!

How to Start:
When to Direct Sow:
March,April,May
When to Start Indoors:
January,March,February,April,May,June,July,August,September,October,November,December
Sprouting Time:
12-28 days
Soil Temperature (C):
15-21°C
Depth:
3cm (1¼”) deep
Spacing (cm):
2cm-5cm (1-2")
Row Spacing (cm):
15cm - 30cm (6"-12″)
Sun Exposure:
Part Shade,Full Sun
Maturity Time:
70 to 90 days
When To Harvest:
May,June,July,August,September,October,March,November
How to Harvest:
Don't be nervous; harvesting fresh parsley is easy. Just as with other herbs, parsley likes to be snipped, which encourages additional growth. Bunch the stems and leaves together and snip them off at ground level with kitchen shears. You can also just take a sprig or two starting with the outside stalks first.

Health Benefits

Growing your own food is one of the best things you can do for your health. Let’s check out some of the health benefits!

Is It Edible?
Yes
Edible Parts:
Leaves & Stems
Potential Health Benefits:
Cancer Fighting ,Bone Strength ,Diuresis ,Bloating,Blood Pressure,Eye Health

Tips to Growing Organically

Growing without the use of pesticides and herbicides is easier than you may think and it’s better for the environment!

Companion Plants:
asparagus,carrots,chives,Corn,onions,tomatoes
What Plants to Avoid:
Onion,Leek,Green Onion,Chive,Lettuce,Mustard
Common Pests:
Aphids, worms
Common Disease:
Bonus Grow Tips:
Grow parsley indoors for year round production if you have adequate lighting. If you have a grow tent you can create a year-round herb supply quite easily.

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