Grow your own fresh and fragrant Italian parsley at home, and enjoy full flavoured dishes every day. These seeds produce a delicious herb that can be easily grown in pots or as a decoration for garden edges. This plant is highly reliable, hardy and best known for its great flavour. It is also rich in iron and Vitamin C. Plant your seeds in well cultivated soil and benefit from a bountiful garden.
|Light Requirements — Part Shade|
|Soil Requirements — Well drained soil|
Sow seeds thinly 1cm deep in trays or cells of compost. Germination is often slow and can be enhanced by pouring hot water over the newly sown seeds, being careful not to dislodge the seeds. Once they emerge thin to 15cm apart and later plant 30cm apart in the vegetable garden or into pots. To dry parsley, wash the leaves well and either dry quickly in the oven at 95C (200F) or plunge into boiling water and dry in a hot oven for no longer than 1 minute. Store in an air- and lightproof container.