Not only is parsley is delicious herb to add to your home garden, but it also adds an additional level of aesthetics the garden. Parsley grows into small bushes, about a foot in height, with brilliant green leaves. As a compliment to colorful annuals, parsley cannot be beat. As table fare, parsley is used to tie a meal’s flavors together, and can be found in meat and egg dishes, soups and salads, and even in butters and oils.
Plant Parsley with these Great Vegetables, Herbs, and Flowers
Parsley Antagonists (do NOT plant Parsley with these)
Are you going to plant parsley in your garden? According to our research, we don’t recommend planting lettuce near parsley in the garden.
Tips for Planting and Growing Parsley in your Garden
When planting parsley, be sure to have a loamy mix of soil that is well turned and drains water well. Adding some compost or manure to the soil prior or, or just after, planting your parsley will ensure the plants have enough nutrients for their entire growth cycle. Seeds may be sown about a month before the last frost. Parsley grows best in full or partial sun, and is fairly drought tolerable. As your crop begins to grow in, thin out the growth to about 9 inches between each plant to give your plants enough room to widen out as they grow.
Because parsley is a biennial, meaning it will grow for 2 full seasons, harvesting during the first year involves only removing its leaves from stalks that are further out from the center of the plants. In the second year, the leaves should still be harvested, but at the end of the growing season, you can also harvest the parsley root, which is the most flavorful part of the whole plant!