No longer seen as an after thought or an extra garnish to put on a fancy meal, Parsley is very high in nutritional value, being rich in iron and vitamins. A great addition to your herb window garden
Although Parsley will be able to manage in poor soil, to get the best from this plant, rich, well drained soil is best for this easy-to-grow herb. It prefers areas that have a mixture of sun and shade, with Parsley needing little maintenance.
How to Plant
Parsley is best planted in Spring to ensure that the plants get the sun and shade that is required. You can use both seeds or plants that are available in garden centres. If you decide to use seeds, this process will take a little bit longer, with many seeds taking up to 6 weeks to grow. Parsley is perfect to grow both in your flower bed or simply in a container on your balcony.
You can begin to harvest the parsley when the leaves start to curl, with it possible to harvest throughout the year.
To get the strongest flavour from your Parsley plant, pick the leaves earlier on in the day as this is when the oil is at it’s strongest. Parsley can also be frozen, to give you a constant supply of flavoursome herbs whenever is needed.