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Parsley: How to Grow and When to Plant in Your Backyard or Patio Garden!

Parsley is an easy-to-grow herb that will flourish in your garden and add a splash of beauty to your landscaping. Likewise in your cooking, it has plenty of vitamins to keep you healthy and will give your dishes plenty of flavor.

How to Grow:

Parlsey can be planted indoors 12 weeks before your last spring frost and outdoors 5 weeks before your last spring frost. It can be planted in the fall 10 weeks before your first fall frost. You can see specific dates for your location using our FREE iOS, Android, and Universal Web App.

Parsley seeds are planted 1/4 inch deep, 4 per square foot, in full sun to part shade. Take care to notice what plants are around the area as well, see the companion plant section below. Parsley sprouts within 10-15 days with constant moisture.

Companion Plants:

Companion planting is a vital part of organic gardening. Companion plants assist in the growth of others by attracting beneficial insects, repelling pests, or providing nutrients, shade, or support. There are also plants that do not like being next to each other. Some plants get too tall and can provide too much shade for your plant. Sometimes certain plants attract the same pests, so it is important to try and separate these.


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Pests can be one of the most difficult challenges you face in the garden. We strive to grow food without the use of pesticide and luckily there are natural solutions for most of these nasty pests! The pests listed below are common ones for parsley:

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Parsley is ready to be harvested within 70-80 days. You can continually harvest the outer leaves as needed or simply cut off the entire plant for a large harvest. The plant should recover and continue to grow unfazed.

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