Flat Leaf Parsley

$ 4.00 

flat leaf parsley
petroselinum crispum

days to maturity: 70 days
plant spacing: 2 per square foot
sunlight requirements: 6-14 hours
look out for: crown and root rot associated with soggy soil
harvest notes: harvest mature leaves from the outside

parsley may be the most easily identified of all the culinary kitchen garden herbs. We love flat parsley because the flavor is better and it is more tender than the curly variety. 2-3 parsley plants ought to produce enough fresh leaf so you’ll never have to buy this popular culinary herb again, although your plants will die during the summer due to heat, humidity and associated diseases. Parsley is rich in minerals like iron, magnesium, calcium, potassium, zinc and phosphorous, along with high levels of folic acid and Vitamins A, B, C and K. Medicinally, parsley has antimicrobial properties and high levels of antioxidants that help in strengthening the immune system and building up resistance against infections and diseases. Parsley increases the secretion of digestive fluids which leads to better digestion, improved nutrient uptake & lessens intestinal gas production.

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