Parsley, Plain or Common
Plain or Common Parsley

Parsley, Plain or Common

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Plants are erect, 12-inches tall, vigorous; Leaves are large, flat, and glossy green.
Plain or Common Parsley
Petroselinum crispum

75 days — 'Plain' parsley, also referred to as "Simple" and "Common" parsley, produce plants that are erect, reach about twelve inches tall, and are quite vigorous. The leaves are large, flat, and glossy green. This was the preferred variety in early-1800s Europe.

Parsley becomes very bitter as the plant starts to flower. Parsley has been cultivated for centuries and is used as a garnish, palate cleanser, flavoring in soups, salads, and as a seasoning in other recipes. Some varieties, like 'Hamburg Rooted', are used as a vegetable.

A biennial plant, parsley is typically grown as an annual. Each packet contains two grams, which is approximately 300 seeds.
Medicinal Herbs Herbalists have used it as a breath freshener, digestive aid, and in tea to treat high blood pressure and rheumatism. Because it is high in vitamins A and C, it has also been used as a quinine substitute to treat malaria.
Strawberry Companion
I grew this parsley in my strawberry garden in 2013. I read that parsley helps strawberries. I started the seeds inside-parsley is slow to grow and this is the first time I got any to grow! I put them in my strawberry patch in very early spring. They did great all season. I didn't continually pick them like I should've but I will this year and use more for cooking. I had a bumper crop of strawberries and I will continue to plant parsley with my strawberries. I mulched the parsley and the strawberries and gave them extra for the winter. I just checked them in January and yes I still have parsley. Will plant more this year for my other gardens.
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