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How to grow parsley in pots or window boxes

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Parsley (Petroselinum Apiaceae) is a biennial plant. Although we are used to finding it easily in the markets, you should know that it is a herb that requires patience from the gardener.

From the time you plant the seeds, it will take 3 to 4 weeks before they start to germinate. It will take another 2 to 3 months before you can taste your parsley.

You can sow parsley seeds in your pots or window boxes from early spring through fall.

Spread the seeds in the pot or window box and cover them with some soil. Water immediately.

You should keep the soil in the pot or window box moist, but not soggy. Make sure the drainage holes in the pot are not clogged.

If it’s still cold when you plant the parsley seeds, you should move the pots indoors and place them by the window.

For best results, the pot or window box with parsley should be placed in a sunny spot, although it can grow in places where the sun can see it for a few hours a day.

Although parsley is a biennial plant, it rarely survives its second year due to harvesting. This is not a bad thing, because the second year the plant does not have the same yield and quality.

Greek name: Μαϊντανός.

For guides on growing more herbs in pots or window boxes in the city, you may also check: How to grow 16 herbs and other aromatic plants in pots and window boxes.


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