Native to the Mediterranean, Parsley is a versatile herb that works well in a wide variety of different cuisines and recipe types. Its fresh, herby flavor pairs well with most meats and fish, adding an aromatic flavor to pasta and rice dishes. Parsley’s popularity is not just attributed to its pleasant flavor but also its wide range of health benefits.
Packed with Vitamin C, Vitamin K, and beta carotene and rich in anti-oxidants - Parsley is beneficial for bone health, blood health, good vision, boosting the immune system, and even helping to reduce the risk of certain cancers. Both the French variety (curly-leaf) and the Italian variety (flat-leaf) are popular among gardeners and are very similar in their flavor and health benefits.
Growing parsley in GardenSoxx® | Plant Family: Apiaceae
Nutritional Information For Parsley
Nutritional Facts - per 100/g
|Nutrient||Amount||% Daily Value|
|Total Fat||0.8 g||-|
|Dietary Fiber||3.3 g||-|
How to Grow Parsley in Your GardenSoxx®
Soak parsley seeds before planting, and sow them directly outdoors once the soil has warmed in early spring. Plant seeds ¼ inch deep and about 6-8 inches apart. Parsley will grow best in full sun, and rich, fertile soil that is slightly acidic.
Parsley Seed to Harvest Time: 8 - 10 Weeks
How to Harvest Parsley
Harvest parsley by cutting the outer stalks around ground level - this will encourage the plant to continue growing and to be more productive throughout the season. Parsley can still be eaten if it has started to bolt, as the flavor will not change much and the flowers are also edible.