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Starting with the Right Soil for Your Parsley Plants

Parsley in rich soil

Parsley in rich soil

Having healthy parsley plants starts with having great soil in which to grow them, and there’s nothing like good old-fashioned compost to give your plants some of the organic materials they need to thrive.

And whether you’re growing indoors or outdoors, parsley grows best in well-drained soil that is rich in organic matter. Your soil for parsley plants should be moist, loamy, and well-turned.

Parsley likes growing in pH soil in the range of 6.0 to 7.0. And you should consider fertilizing soil for parsley once or twice during the growing season.

That’s about all the soil amendments you need to grow the best parsley at home. Adding too many soil amendments can actually cause your parsley to lose its flavor.

What type of soil do you use to grow your parsley? Do you use compost at all? What are your best tips for creating optimal soil for your parsley plants? Please share your techniques with us.

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