A great choice for the fall garden, and will even grow through winter if you live in USDA Zones 9 and up. Enjoy parsley in your favorite soups, in tabbouleh, use it to make a pesto, or use the leaves as garnish and save the stems to add into veggie scrap broth!
Grows well year round in Zone 9 and up. biennial plant (has more flavorful leaves the first year, leaves harvested in the 2nd year will lack flavor as the plant prepares to set seed).
Parsley - Giant Flat Leaf
Planting: plant seedlings in full sun or partial shade, 6 inches apart, in nutrient rich soil in the ground, raised beds, or in a large pot or container (soil can be amended with compost or worm castings 2 weeks prior to planting). Can be planted next to or near: asparagus, peppers, cabbage, carrots, chives, corn, onions, peas, and tomatoes. Do not plant near lettuce.
Watering: water regularly as the plants benefit from consistent moisture, but, let the top inch of soil dry out before watering again, and water deeply, as this promotes strong root growth.
Harvesting: harvest single stems from the base of the plant with a sharp pair of scissors, leaving 1"-2" of stem on the plant so that other stems will grow. Use immediately, or store in a glass of water in the fridge or on the counter. Has the best flavor when harvested early in the day, before the heat of the sun sets in.