Wondering how to grow parsley? This guide will tell you everything you need to know, from planting to harvesting.
What soil is good for Parsley?
Any average, well draining soil with compost mixed in.
How much sun does Parsley need?
Full to part sun
Is Parsley frost tolerant?
Yes, tolerates mild frosts.
How much space does Parsley need?
Roughly 15cm apart
When should I plant Parsley?
Parsley is a cool season crop that grows best in soil temperatures between 10-20°C (50-68°F). Seeds and transplants are usually planted in autumn, depending on your climate. Parsley also grows well in spring, in cooler climates. Seeds are slow to germinate, keep the soil moist (but not wet) while waiting for germination.
If transplanting seedlings, plant out in the early morning or evening and/or on an overcast day. Avoid planting at peak sun times and windy days, this will allow your plants to settle in comfortably and protect them from windburn and sunburn.
What do I feed Parsley?
Not heavy feeders. Use an organic fertiliser throughout the season.
When can I harvest Parsley?
Harvest regularly by pinching the largest outer stems off at the base.
What pests does Parsley get?
Aphids, Carrot Root Fly, Slug, Snail, Caterpillars, Armyworm, Cutworm, Root Knot Nematodes
What diseases does Parsley get?
Leaf Blight, Leaf Spot, Damping Off, Powdery Mildew, Rust, Carrot
Is there anything else I need to know about Parsley?
Harvest regularly to keep plant producing tender leaves.