Fresh parsley can be used to make a variety of healthy dishes and drinks
The parsley , scientifically known as Petroselinum crispum , is a widely used in cooking to add flavor to dishes and drinks plant. You can make a great detox juice using parsley since this plant offers great health benefits. Even better if you plant at home, away from pesticides. Then, look how to plant parsley and have it in your organic garden to increase the quality of the daily menu.
How to plant parsley step by step
The best time to plant parsley, according to the American Agricultural Research Company (USDA), is from April to June, and the harvest is estimated at 65 days later. Depending on the climate in which you live, the plant grows well throughout the year. Look what you need to plant in your house.
To plant parsley from the planting stage you will need:
Parsley seeds or seedlings:
Expanded clay or crushed stone:
Egg tray made of cardboard or a vase or a gardener.
Prepare the earth
This land preparation is for planting, but it can also be placed directly in the pot or in the planter if you want to plant parsley seedlings.
For planting, mix earth, humus and sand in equal parts. Then, place on the empty egg carton without tightening.
To plant the seedlings, put in the pot a proportion of 60% soil, 40% humus and 10% sand that will help keep the soil drained. On the bottom of the vase put gravel or expanded clay to further improve drainage.
With the land prepared at the site where you are going to do the planting, open a small central hole with your finger. For the seeds, make a small hole approximately 2 centimeters deep and diameter and place 2 or 3 seeds in the hole. For a seedling, it can be a little deeper. Cover the seed or root of the seedling without squeezing.
As soon as you do the planting, perform the first watering using a watering can to spread the water well. Keep the seeds in a warm place and always watered to germinate. When you have the first leaves, transplant them into a pot, planter or flowerbed.
One of the main cares that you must take into account to keep parsley is that it does not die from excess water. Watering should be done after noticing that the soil is dry or almost dry. If it is wet, you do not need water. It is better to water in sunny weather, early in the morning or late in the afternoon.
Keep the soil always clean of weeds because they consume the nutrients of the plant, preventing its growth.
Keep the pot or planter in a bright place, but preferably avoiding exposure to the sun during the hottest hours of the day.
The ideal climate for parsley is mild, not too cold or too hot.
After planting, it can take 65 to 90 days to harvest, when the plant should be 12 to 16 inches tall. Harvest the entire leaves of the stem and avoid removing more than a third of the leaves at a time.