Learn how to grow parsley from seed indoor and outdoor with this simple step-by-step guide!
Want to add some freshness to your favorite meals? Sprinkle in some freshly chopped parsley! It goes with almost everything – in salads, sprinkled over dinner or even in smoothies. And, guess what? Growing parsley isn’t super hard, you don’t need a backyard, just a pot filled with soil will do. Today we’re gonna learn why and how you can grow parsley from seed, how to store it, so it stays fresh longer and some dishes you can make with fresh parsley.
5 Reasons To Grow Parsley
So you might be wondering, why would I even want to grow parsley at home? Why not just go and buy it from the store? Here are some reasons:
- convenience – have endless parsley supply at home
- you don’t need to buy a big bunch just to throw most of it out – eat as much or as little as you want
- it’s fun and inexpensive
- also, you pretty much control the growing process – no chemicals, nothing but the plant.
Parsley is also an incredibly nutritious and healthy herb. According to Healthline parsley’s rich in the vitamins A, C and K, supports your eye and bone health and can prevent chronic disease.
How To Grow Parsley From SEED
- Flatten the soil and sprinkle the parsley seeds 1-2 cm or 1/2 inch apart.
- Add a little bit of soil on top (not too much, because parsley seeds are small!). It’s best to use rich, well-drained soil.
- Then add some water and make sure to keep the soil moist, but not too wet at all times.
Parsley isn’t high maintenance, but if you can keep it in a sunny place, parsley will thank you for it. You can grow parsley indoors or outdoors, in pots in your apartment or in your backyard – wherever you choose, just make sure the soil has enough moisture for the parsley to thrive.
Parsley is a herb best consumed fresh. To preserve fresh parsley for longer, simply keep it in the fridge. If you don’t want to eat all your parsley in a short amount of time you can preserve it by chopping it small and packing it in an airtight container or a bag in the freezer. Another option would be to dry parsley, you can use this guide and learn how to dry herbs.
How To Use Parsley / Parsley Recipes
Parsley is part of some of my favorite vegetarian meals – like falafels or tabbouleh. Here are some recipes that you can use if you have some parsley to use: