What is parsley?
From the family of apiaceae such as coriander, parsley comes from the Mediterranean. This aromatic grass is part of the category of plants biennials, that is to say that his cycle, from sowing to the rise in seeds, passing through harvest, takes place over a period of two years. The first year, parsley will develop beautiful green foliage and will not go up in seeds until the second year.
What does the parsley look like?
Parsley can reach a height of 30cm And the shape of its leaves changes depending on the variety. We distinguish the curly parsley of flat parsley whose name describes the difference between the leaves. The curly parsley is very easily identified, however it may be more difficult to distinguish the difference between flat parsley and cultivated coriander. It is then necessary to open the eye well: the flat parsley with darker and more pointed leaves and it is also distinguished by its softer odor.
During the flowering period in summer, you can also spot the parsley by its yellow or green flowers.
How to use parsley?
Persil is cultivated both for its leaves and for its stems which are just as tasty. Discover the recipes based on flat parsley with Urban Cuisine: Fried flat parsley, Oysters on flat parsley coulis or Tzatzíki with flat parsley.
This plant grows both indoors and outdoors: in your garden or in a pot in a pot, a planter or a vegetable patch.
The main harmful that fears the parsley is the "psila rosae" fly or more generally known as carrot. This fly lays on earth and the small larvae which are then born ravaging the roots, which prevents the parsley from feeding in nutrients. The parsley attacked by these larvae will then begin to become YELLOW And will quickly die.
Persil can also be attacked by aphids, although they are not great amateurs of this aromatic grass.
To repel these pests, you can either protect your plants with an anti-insect net or sow varieties that have a repulsive effect Like chives, lavender or lemongrass.
The sowing of the parsley in detail: type of seed and location
Which seed to choose?
The choice of seeds is particularly important because it will influence plant growth and play on the nutritional intake of your fruits and vegetables. To take advantage of all the flavor of parsley while being sure of the quality of your product, we recommend the labeled seeds "Organic Agriculture". This label is a certification that the seed is organic and that it has not undergone any harmful chemical treatment. In addition, compared to other varieties of seeds, organic seeds are more resistant including in the face of pests.
What location for my parsley foot?
The parsley needs a sunny exposure. However, it does not support the hot weather and must therefore be at the partial shade during heat days.
Organic parsley: from sowing to harvest
After sowing, organic parsley seeds will germinate quickly and easily. The plant will simply need a fairly sunny location and a soil rich in nutrients, light and well drained.
5 steps for sowing in the garden
1- Work the earth to make it light
2- Form grooves by spacing them 15cm
3- Sow the seeds
4- Cover them with potting soil
Noticed :You will have to sow the seeds in the month of March, once the risk of frost has passed. Young plants will need warmth to grow and become robust enough for winter.
7 steps for sowing in balconies
You can sow parsley seeds directly in a pot or a planter. To do this, it will be necessary to choose the place of the pot or the planter wisely so that the feet of parsley can benefit from light, and humidity. The choice of pot material will also be important to keep a hot and humid soil. You can also use a mulch To keep the soil fresh.
1- Choose the container: pot or planter
2- Install a clay ball in the bottom of the container
3- Add soil
4- Shake the earth
5- Sow the seeds
6- Cover with a thin layer of soil
L'watering Plants must be frequent since the parsley needs a good amount of water, especially after sowing so that the seeds can lift. You can water about 2 to 3 times a week. It will be necessary to harvest the parsley leaves as they go so that they can grow more bushy. It is also advisable to halve your parsley in the first year to stimulate the growth of the foliage.
Noticed :If you have chosen the seeds labeled “Organic farming”, you can harvest parsley seeds to be able to replant them.
Harvest and conservation
The germination of parsley seeds will be made after 5 to 10 days and you can pass harvest from 6 to 7 weeks. The parsley is kept particularly well frozen.
Garden with Urban Cuisine
Cultivating parsley is easy with our crop clods. There Motte Organic flat parsley will allow you to garden easily and harvest throughout the year.
Culture clods are made up of vegetable fibers which contain all the nutrients necessary for plant growth and seeds are already sown in the ground. The ground of crop clods is compact, so you will need to add anything, neither potting soil or compost, you will only have to water. You just have to install the clods in the cork jars or in the Connected interior vegetable garden.
You can also diversify your plantation by cultivating the flat parsley with another variety in the balcony. We offer you Balcony Common chives and flat parsley, aromatic herbs that are easy to cultivate and whose plantation is married perfectly.
Discover all the Urban Cuisine tips on the cultivation of your fruits, vegetables and aromatic herbs available on the blog: "How to cultivate the inside pot parsley?", "Handmade sowing: how to do it?" or "Fine grass garden kit: Tips and tricks".