Saturday, March 22, 2008
No matter what your preference is: to start growing parsley from seeds indoors or out,
remember that this method requires patience.
If you want your green herbs right away, buy plants from the nursery and transplant them in the garden or containers.
Parsley doesn't really like transplanting, especially after it grows bigger. To make it as painless as possible, transplant when plants are still very young.
Space the plants ten inches apart; parsley needs space to grow. Full sun to part shade spot will do.
If you love butterflies, you'll be happy to know why you should plant parsley generously: Swallowtail butterflies lay eggs on parsley plants and their caterpillars munch on leaves but do not hurt the plants.
Another benefit of parsley's presence in your backyard:
its blooms in second year attract many beneficial insects so - let a few plants bloom!