Parsley – Moss Curled
Parsley – moss curled is a robust and fairly easy to grow parsley. It’s brilliant for flavouring stocks, soups, and sauces or raw in salads.
Growing preferences of Parsley - Moss Curled:
- Prefers full sun or part shade in well drained soil
- Sow Feb - Apr
- Harvest 6-8 weeks from sowing
- Brilliant for flavouring stocks, soups, and sauces or raw in salads.
- Grows well in containers
- Can be grown all year round on a windowsill
How to grow your seeds.
Direct sow parsley seed outdoors from Feb/March to July. Grow parsley in a well prepared seedbed in full sun or partial shade. Sow seeds thinly at a depth of 1cm (1/2″) in drills 30cm apart. Parsley seeds can be very slow to germinate taking up to 28 days, especially in wet, cold soils.
Seeds can also be sown indoors or under glass all year round. Sow into 7.5cm (3″) pots of free-draining seed compost, maintaining a temperature of 18-21C (65-70F) until after germination. When large enough to handle, thin out seedlings to 23cm (9″) apart. Gradually acclimatise parsley plants to outdoor conditions over 7 – 10 days before planting outdoors when risk of frost has passed.
For indoor use sow seed 2mm deep into small pots of compost, cover. Water well and place in a warm positions 15-20°C. Keep out of direct sunlight until germination occurs. Uncover once germination has occurred and grow on to maturity on a light windowsill.
Water seedlings well until established. Too little water will encourage Parsley to flower early. Once established easy to care for. Can be improved with a good quality liquid feed.
Pick a few leaves from the outside of the plant as required. Cut and come again variety.