Italian Dark Green Parsley
Petroselinum crispum neapolitanum. Biennial grown as annual. Deeply cut bright green leaves. Italian parsley is reputed to have better flavor than the many curled varieties. Height 12-24". Approx. 1000 seeds/pkg.
Parsley is a biennial, and will overwinter, but it is mostly grown as an annual. Can be slow in germination, doing best in warm, moist soil (60-85 degrees F), with pH of 5.0 to 7.0. Soaking seed in lukewarm water for several hours before sowing is beneficial; some advocate use of boiling water, or freezing seed for a short time. Sow indoors, from late winter to early spring and outdoors in early spring, before last frost. Ensure constant moisture until after germination (may take 3 weeks or more). Thin or space plants at 6 inches apart.
Harvest as needed, beginning with large, outer leaves.