Triple Curled Parsley Seeds produce tightly curled leaves on a compact plant. Best used as a lovely garnish. Package (1000 seeds).
How to Grow Parsley from Seeds
DIRECT SOW or TRANSPLANT
Fertilize once or twice a week during the growing season.
Parsley is an annual in the North that grows until freezing weather kills it. However, in milder climates, the foliage grows very full the first year; the second spring the plant blooms, goes to seed, and soon dies. When you see it send up a flower stalk, pull it out, because at this point it is bitter.
In September, promote new foliage by cutting back plants set out in the spring; this is especially true for plants grown in vegetable and herb beds strictly for their harvest. You might not do that to those planted as a foil for flowers. In areas where parsley over-winters, replace plants set out the previous fall with new transplants in the spring.
Parsley is a favorite food of the brightly striped parsley worm caterpillar, which becomes the black swallowtail butterfly. Gardeners often plant a few extra parsley plants for the caterpillars to eat and the butterflies to enjoy. A serious pest is whitefly. To get rid of them spray the underside of the leaves thoroughly with an insecticidal soap.
Gather parsley stems and leaves as needed. Cutting the leaf stalks at the base of the plant from the outside near the base of the plant makes the plant bushier. Freeze parsley for winter use; although it is easily dried, it does not keep its flavor well.
Parsley pairs well with meat and egg dishes, potato and pasta dishes, vegetables, rice, salads, and soups, as well as cottage cheese and herb butters. Add chopped parsley to a dish near the end of the cooking process or sprinkle it on vegetables or salads immediately before serving to keep the fresh flavor.