Organic Curled Parsley – Green Pearl
This is an organic, curled-leaved parsley with a milder flavour than its flat leaved cousins. This hardy biennial herb makes an attractive garnish and remains one of the most popular herbs for culinary use associating particularly well with fish. Curled leaved parsley is a useful, low maintenance addition to herb gardens. Try growing parsley indoors on a bright kitchen windowsill, where Parsley 'Green Pearl' will produce fresh leaves virtually all year round. Height and spread: 45cm.
Sow seeds April to June. Soak the seeds in warm water for 24 hours before sowing. Sow seeds thinly, 1cm deep in drills 30cm apart in any deep and moist, well-drained soil, which has had well-rotted manure incorporated during the previous season. You should also water the soil well before sowing. Germination can be very slow, however it is essential to keep the ground moist at all times, especially during hot weather. Thin out seedlings when large enough to handle, to 15cm apart. Leaves are ready for harvest within 6-8 weeks from sowing - harvest as and when required. If foliage yellows, cut back to base and feed with liquid fertiliser to promote new growth.