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Parsley Stat Summary

Plant Spacing: 4-8" (101-203 mm)
Row Spacing: 12-20" (304-508 mm)
Planting Depth: 1/4" (6 mm)
Plants Per Person: 1
Soil Temperature: 65-75°F (18-24°C)
Days to Emergence: 21-28
Recommended Soil PH: 6.0-6.8
Seed Indoors: 10 weeks before transplanting
Earliest Outdoor Planting: Around Last Frost
Tick Can direct seed outdoors
Tick Can seed indoors

Planting Parsley

Parsley should have fertile, organically rich, well worked soil and full sun; soil should be slightly acidic (pH 6.0 to 6.8). Parsley can be grown indoors from seed, but germination is slow. To speed germination, soak seeds overnight in water then sow in individual containers.

After seedlings have been hardened off, transplant outside while the weather is still cool. Parsley does not transplant well, take care not to disturb the soil around the root ball during the process. Instead of seeds, you can purchase parsley seedlings at the nursery.

Growing Parsley

Mulch around plants but keep mulch 1 or 2 inches away from plant stem; this helps prevent crown rot. Mulch around plants to moderate the temperature around the roots, retain moisture, and suppress weeds. Apply a water soluble organic plant food monthly.

Harvesting and Storing Parsley

To harvest, cut entire leaves from the outer edge of the plant as you need them; new growth comes from the center. To keep fresh parsley crisp and flavorful, place stalks in a plastic bag or closed container and store it in the refrigerator. At season’s end, you can cut the entire plant for storage. To dry parsley, tie stems together and hang them in a shady, warm, well-ventilated area. Once completely dried, crumble the parsley and store it in an airtight container. To freeze, remove leaves from stems, rinse, and pat them dry before placing in a zippered freezer bag.

Parsley Insect and Disease Information

Crown or root rot can be controlled by applying mulch appropriately and not over watering Parsley.

Parsley Yield Information

No yield information for Parsley.
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