1/4" Soak seeds overnight before sowing.
Recommended. Sow indoors 6-8 wks before planting out while still cool. Keep at 60-70°F.
Direct sow in early spring.
WHEN TO SET OUTSIDE
2-3 weeks before last frost
PLACEMENT & CULTIVATION
Italian flat-fleaf parsley grows lush and full in fertile moist soils, the nutritious and bright-tasting leaves essential for many dishes, especially soups. Mulch with hay or straw to conserve moisture when growing in the vegetable garden and harvest frequently for a productive season-long harvest. Easy to dry at the lowest possible oven settings, generally 150-170F. Low temperatures will ensure it retains the fresh green color and flavor.
Slightly acidic to neutral
Mix in a few inches of compost or dehydrated chicken manure prior to planting, or feed with a balanced, organic all-purpose fertilizer according to package instructions.
Diseases & Pests:
Aphids, leafhoppers, and flea beetles can be troublesome; treat with an insecticidal soap if necessary. Swallowtail butterflies like to lay their eggs in these plants, and the caterpillars will much on the foliage. Simply plant a few extras to share.