Extra Triple Curled Parsley, as the name suggests, is a highly decorative and versatile herb for the windowsill pot or in the kitchen garden. Vibrant green frizzy leaves can be harvested year-round to enhance any soup, casserole or broth. Incredibly good for you, parsley earns its place as a favourite in the kitchen and on our plates.
- Pack size: 300 seeds
- Time to germination: 10 - 21 days
- When to sow and grow indoors: Year-round
- When to sow outside: March - July
- Spacing: 15cm
- Soil preference: Moist, fertile, well-drained
- Light preference: Full sun, part shade
- When to harvest: Year-round
How to grow Extra Triple Curled Parsley from seed
Fill a glass with lukewarm water and soak the seeds for an hour before planting. This speeds up the germination process. Sow parsley seeds year-round at a depth of 1cm into coco soil or seed raising compost and keep between 18 and 24 degrees.
Alternatively, direct sow into a pre-prepared bed at the same depth at a spacing of 10-15cms. Germination can be quite slow in cold, damp conditions, and we have the best success starting seeds indoors in pots. Parsley does not transplant well, so use biodegradable pots made from thin-wall coco coir fibre and plant out, pot and all, once 10cm high.
Parsley does not enjoy full sun. Growing inside with a little morning sun is adequate, as is an LED grow light developed for microgreen production. In the kitchen garden, interplant parsley to fill the gaps on the north (shady) side of larger specimens.
Keep your Extra Triple Curled Parsley plants productive by regular harvesting, and enjoy this wonderful herb.
What to feed your Curled Parsley plants
Extra Triple Curled Parsley is quite a picky customer but will reward those who care. The pot or garden bed's soil should be moist, rich, free draining and at a PH between 5 and 8. Mix an organic compost with organic matter at a rate of 50-50. Blood, fish and bone meal, seaweed granules and volcanic rock dust will give your parsley plants the strength to crop well throughout the year.
Plant your seeds or seedlings out once the risk of frost in your area has passed. A warm, partly sunny location will have your plants growing year-round.
Keeping pests away
Start indoors to minimise the damage caused by slugs and snails during the seedling stage. Parsely is sensitive to transplanting, and we find better success sowing in biodegradable coco coir pots, planting out, pot and all.
Generally, Extra Triple Curled Parsley is a trouble-free plant to grow; however, ensure adequate air circulation around your plant to minimise chances of fungal infection.