How to Harvest Parsley Without Killing the Plant (And more..)


Parsley is one of those vegetables that can be grown easily in your backyard. It is believed to have been first domesticated from the wild parsley that grows in parts of the Middle East.

Growing parsley is a simple process that can be done easily. It takes about 6 weeks for the plant to mature and then you will need to remove the flowers when they start to fade.

How to plant parsley seeds 

When growing parsley seeds, the key is to soak them in water for a few hours and then wait for them to dry before planting them.

Parsley seeds will not grow if they are soaked too long, so be careful not to overwater them. The most effective time for planting parsley seeds is between April and August.

Plant parsley seeds in a sand-filled pot and cover them with a thin layer of soil. Keep the plant in an area that receives bright light. Also, ensure that the pot has drainage holes for well-drained soil.

Plant parsley 6-8 inches apart from each other. Harvest when the plant has grown to about 12 inches tall

How to harvest parsley without killing the plant

To harvest parsley without killing the plant, we should pick leaves and stems off of the plant instead of removing the entire stalk. We can also cut the stalk into smaller pieces instead of cutting it all off at once.

Parsley often grows in clumps or bunches, so we should be careful not to harm neighboring plants when harvesting from these areas.

How often to water parsley

Many people are not sure when they should water their parsley. In general, it is best to water your parsley every day.

Always make sure that you are watering your parsley until the soil is moist, but not soaking wet

How long does parsley take to grow

Parsley is a type of plant that grows in the warmer months of the year. Parsley can take up to 2-3 weeks to grow from seed.

How much sun does parsley need?

Parsley needs a lot of sunlight. It needs about 8 hours of sunlight per day to grow and to stay healthy. Parsley does not grow well in the shade. It can be grown indoors, but it needs to be placed in bright sunlight for at least a few hours a day.



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