Live Parsley Grown Year Round in Calgary, AB
Parsley has a fresh, clean taste with slightly peppery and citrusy notes. Adding parsley to a recipe gives vibrancy to the dish and boosts the flavors of the other ingredients. Curly parsley is a little more delicate and somewhat bland so ideal for fine chopping and adding to a dish at the end, whereas Italian parsley is more flavorful and is more ideal when you want to add a verdant flavor note.
The stems of curly leaf and Italian parsley have even more flavor than the leaves and are great to use in soups, sauces, and stews – you can tie them with some twine, add them to the pot, and then discard before serving.
Caring For Your Live Parsley Plant
Days to Maturity: 75 days
Height: 12 Inches (30 cm)
Spacing: 8-12 Inches (20-30 cm)
Light: Full Sun for at least 6 hours a day. Great performance under full spectrum LED grow lights
Media Type: Organic Soil
Soil Requirements: Grows well in moist, fertile soil.
Watering: Keep moist at all time. Water every 3-4 days
Fertilizing: Balanced fertilizer blend ideal for vegetative growth.
Harvesting Your Live Parsley
Step 1: Wait until your parsley is 5″-6″ tall and select the stems that have developed three segments of leaves at the end of the stem. Since parsley is a quick-growing plant, select the leaves stems that are attached to leaves that could shadow or shade other parts of the plant.
Step 2: Using a sharp pair of scissors or cutting sheers, cut your live parsley stems at the base of the plant. You will likely notice smaller shoots developing at the plant’s base, so if possible, create room for these shoots to grow without any obstruction.
Step 3: Remove the cut sprigs and place the plant back into a sunny window or back outdoors. Your parsley plant will be ready for another harvest in another week.