HOW TO PLANT
Early sowings can be planted and placed at 15°C, lightly covering the seed with a sprinkling of 1/4 inch of soil. Sowings can also be grown on a warm light windowsill all year round. Can be moved directly outdoors where they are to crop, 1.5cm (½in) deep, into finely-prepared soil.
WHERE TO PLACE
Place in a warm window with a light exposure. Avoid drafty windows or places where temperatures drop considerably at night. As the plants grow, rotate the pots to keep them from leaning in one direction, toward the light. If you are using grow lights, set a timer so that they are on for 14 hours a day. Place the lights a few inches above the seedlings, raising the lights as the plants grow. If the plants look leggy, move the lights closer. If you see white spots on the leaves, the lights are too close. Use scissors to thin crowded seedlings.
WHEN TO WATER
Water lightly once a day to keep the soil moist, but not soaking wet. If the plants start to look crowded as they grow, use scissors to thin them out.
All year round, picking a few leaves from each plant so they regrow quickly.
Young plants can be sown and grown on a windowsill all year round, or you could lift and pot up a small clump in the autumn and place on the windowsill for fresh herbs throughout the winter months.
Parsley is a good source of Vitamins K, A and C and Iron.
HOW LONG DOES PARSLEY TAKE TO GROW
Seed can sometimes be slow and erratic to germinate, taking up to 6 weeks so please be patient. Water regularly through dry weather.