Parsley (Garden parsley) (Petroselinum crispum)



Parsley (Garden parsley)


Radish, Cress, marigold
glyphicon <%# Eval("Title") %> Early start: from beginning of March to beginning of April
glyphicon <%# Eval("Title") %> Seeding: from March to April
glyphicon <%# Eval("Title") %> Planting: April
glyphicon <%# Eval("Title") %> Distance: 20.0 – 30.0 cm x 8.00 – 10.0 cm
glyphicon <%# Eval("Title") %> Harvest: Year 1: If sown: 24 weeks after seeding, if planted: from September to November (Hamburg root parsley), year 1: If sown: 8 weeks after seeding, if planted: 4 weeks after planting (Common parsley)
glyphicon <%# Eval("Title") %> Habitat: partial shade
glyphicon <%# Eval("Title") %> Good Neighbours: Cucumbers, Garlic, Kale, Leeks, Radish, Radish, sweet pepper, Tomatoes
glyphicon <%# Eval("Title") %> Bad Neighbours: Carrots, Celery, Parsnips, Salad
glyphicon <%# Eval("Title") %> Biennial. There is Hamburg root parsley, curly parsley and common parsley. Plant radish or cress to mark the locations.
Require an average level of nutrients
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There is Hamburg root parsley, curly parsley and common parsley. Hamburg root parsley is used as a vegetable for soups.
Compared to common parsley, the curly type is milder, more robust and contains more vitamins and minerals.


The ideal location is in partial shade with loose garden soil.


Parsley propagates generatively via seeds or vegetatively from root cuttings or by dividing the rootstock.


Cucumbers, Garlic, Kale, Leeks, Radish, Radish, sweet pepper, Tomatoes


Carrots, Celery, Parsnips, Salad


Plants that are well suited for next year cultivation:

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The following plants should not be planted in the following years:

How many years: Not to plant:
3 year(s) Annual herbs, Carrots, Celery, Fennel, Lovage, Parsley, Parsnips, Perennial umbellifer herbs
2 year(s) Radish


If Hamburg root parsley is left out in the open to overwinter then it must be well covered (e.g. with soil to a depth of 10 cm and with fleece).


  • Soak the seeds in water at 24°C
  • Plant radish or cress to mark the location
  • Regularly water until plant shoots emerge. Allowing to dry out even once will endanger successful germination. Then water less.
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  • If sown later, the time until harvest will stretch to over two years.
  • If the plant looks diseased or if flowers develop, cutting back will encourage vigorous new growth.


Pests: Nematodes, snails, hares, rabbits and other animals
Preventative measures: Using tagetes for companion planting will keep nematodes away.


Curly parsley and common parsley can be harvested continuously after about 6 to 8 weeks.
When cutting, avoid the "heart" (in the centre: the inner, new small leaves), otherwise no new leaves will grow.
Hamburg root parsley is harvested in late autumn and can be kept free from frost in the cellar at low temperatures in moist sand or can overwinter out in the open if covered with winter protection.
Hamburg root parsley out in the open in winter is potentially food for voles.


Keep fresh parsley in a freezer bag in a cool dark place or in the fridge.
Parsley can either be kept for some weeks in the fridge or in a container (bucket, box) filled with moist sand in a cool and dark room, such as in the cellar.
The ambient temperature should not exceed 2°C.
For the winter, parsley can be frozen or conserved in vinegar.
Do not wash the root before storing as that shortens the time that it will keep.


Parsley leaves are used as a herb, usually raw or just briefly heated.
The root is included when cooking soups and sauces.
In comparison to curly parsley, common parsley is suitable for cooking and scarcely loses vitamins or flavour even when strongly heated.


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