Parsley Growing Guide

Parsley

Crop Rotation Group

Umbelliferae (Carrot and root family) 

Soil

Any average, well drained soil enriched with compost.

Position

Full sun.

Frost tolerant

Yes, tolerates mild frosts.

Feeding

Drench plants with a water soluble organic plant food monthly.

Companions

Tomato, Asparagus, Carrot, Chives and Sweetcorn.

Spacing

Single Plants: 15cm (5") each way (minimum)
Rows: 10cm (3") with 25cm (9") row gap (minimum)

Sow and Plant

Sow seeds in early spring, and keep moist. Parsley germinates slowly. Or, start with young purchased plants. Take care not to disturb the roots when transplanting parsley.
Our Garden Planner can produce a personalised calendar of when to sow, plant and harvest for your area.

Notes

Harvesting

Try both curled and flat-leafed or Italian parsley, which has stronger flavour. Second year plants will flower in spring.

Planting and Harvesting Calendar

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Pests which Affect Parsley

Plant Diseases which Affect Parsley