Watering parsley: 3 tips to follow
Parsley is an aromatic plant from the Apiaceae family. Also known by its scientific name "petroselinum", it is a hardy plant , very easy to grow.
You can grow it both in the garden and indoors, directly in your kitchen to flavor your dishes: Parsley with Flat Parsley , Flat Parsley Soup , or Stuffed Mushrooms with Flat Parsley . It will also be a way to stock up on vitamins C and K as well as iron .
This aromatic herb is characterized by its green foliage and its yellow flowers , sometimes green during the summer bloom.
Parsley plants are sown in spring and can reach a size of 30cm in height depending on the variety. Indeed, there are several varieties: Curly Parsley which has long stems, Tuberous Parsley also called Parsley with large roots, or Flat Parsley which has very long leaves.
It is possible to harvest Parsley all year round indoors, both in houses and in apartments. For this, it will be necessary to ensure that the parsley has good maintenance and the best growing conditions: adequate soil, good exposure and regular watering.
The first step for growing parsley in the best conditions is choosing the right soil. The parsley will need a
light, nutrient-rich, well-drained soil to avoid excess water. Indeed, the water should not flood the roots, otherwise it could damage them and cause the parsley to turn yellow .
Parsley appreciates the sun, so you can choose a sunny position or partial shade .
URBAN CUISINE watering tips
Tip 1: Water regularly after sowing
Before sowing the seeds, it is important to moisten the soil if it is dry. Once you've sown the seeds and covered them with a thin layer of soil, you'll need to water them right after . Pour the water gently to prevent the seeds from scattering. After sowing, watering should be regular so that the seeds can germinate. The soil should always be moist . Once the parsley has reached a larger size, you can reduce the watering.
Growing in pots or balconies will require more frequent watering than planting in the ground in the garden. So water your potted parsley about twice a week.
Note: Sow Parsley with Chives
Parsley is susceptible to carrot flies, which may attack its roots and cause yellowing of the leaves .
To repel these pests, you can plant parsley next to chives which have a repellent effect.
Tip 2: Water the soil frequently during the winter
Even when it's cold, remember to water your parsley plants well. Indeed, when it is cold, and even if there is no sun, the heating of your house or your apartment can dry out the soil for your plants. It is therefore important to water your plants well in winter to maintain your indoor planting.
Keep your plants warm even when it's cold:
In order to prevent the soil from drying out or your plant suffering from the cold, cover the parsley plant with a cloche or a mini-greenhouse system so that the culture can keep the humidity.
Tip 3: Watering is essential in hot weather
Even though parsley is a plant that likes the sun, it will still be necessary to be careful with high heat . Parsley, especially young plants, remains sensitive to drought and should be watered as soon as you notice that the soil is dry. However, water the plants in the morning or evening , away from direct sunlight.
You can add mulch on top of the soil to keep the soil moist.
Optimal maintenance of your parsley plants with URBAN CUISINE
We offer you the Flat Parsley Cultivation Mound that you can install in our Cork Pots or in the Connected Indoor Vegetable Garden . With the Connected Indoor Vegetable Garden, you can simultaneously grow 16 plants from our 20 varieties: Flat Parsley , Mini Carrot , Grand Vert Basil , etc.
You will no longer need to worry about watering since watering, humidity, lighting and ventilation are automated to ensure the best growing conditions for your plants.
For easy cultivation of parsley, you can also choose the Flat Parsley Chive Planter , which will repel pests. This comes with a layer of clay pebbles to allow good soil drainage to prevent excess water.
Consult all the URBAN CUISINE advice available on the blog: " How to grow parsley in a pot indoors? ", " Sowing chives: how to do it ?", " How to freeze parsley? " or " Which aromatic plants to plant together? " .