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Curled Parsley

As winter approaches and we start thinking about Sunday roasts, warming soups and hearty pasta dishes, it’s time to grow some curled parsley to use in your culinary creations, which is a flavoursome parsley with great frilly texture. It’s also rich in vitamins and iron, so it’s both healthy and delicious.

Yates® Curled Parsley is a compact and vigorous plant with full flavoured and decorative dark green foliage. It can be picked continuously for around 2 years, so it’s a worthwhile and long lasting herb to grow at home.

Curled parsley can be grown in either full sun or part shade and makes a great potted herb too, so balcony and courtyard gardeners can also grow this versatile and tasty parsley.

You can sow Yates® Curled Parsley seed straight into a pot or garden bed during April, cover only very lightly with 3 mm of potting mix or soil and keep moist while the seedlings establish. Alternatively you can sow parsley seed in pots or trays of Yates Seed Raising Mix and then transplant the seedlings into their final position when they’re large enough to handle.

Curled parsley seed can take up to 28 days to germinate, so be patient and ensure you keep the mix moist throughout that time.

You can start harvesting the leaves and stems after around 10 weeks.

To promote lots of fragrant and tasty parsley, feed each week with Yates® Thrive® Vegie & Herb Liquid Plant Food, which is rich in nitrogen to promote leafy green growth. Remove any flowering stems that develop to help prolong the harvest.

Design tip: parsley’s rich green foliage makes it an ideal plant to include in flower garden designs, providing lovely colour and texture contrast between flowering plants.


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