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How to Grow Parsley: Every Kitchen’s Essential Herb

Please check out the brief video above, to learn what this premium gardening guide is all about—the video will give you a glimpse into all the content in this gardening guide, including history and background, planting tips, specific plant profiles, recipes, nutrition and health information, and resources to help you be the best food gardener you can be.

Parsley is an essential herb for every kitchen—and if you think parsley is only a decorative garnish, guess again! While parsley can make any dish prettier and more colorful, it’s the clean and peppery flavor of parsley that makes it a favorite of…  READ MORE right arrow
Norann Oleson, Editorial Director of Food Gardening Network
Parsley is a commonly used herb that has a rich history in gardening and cooking. Parsley is used in the Hebrew celebration of Passover as a symbol of spring and rebirth and is mentioned as one of the plants in the gardens of Charlemagne…  READ MORE right arrow
Italian flat leaf parsley in the garden


Fresh parsley
Growing parsley in your home garden is all about controlling and enjoying the growing process; being able to harvest and use fresh parsley while it’s still fresh (not days or weeks old, like what you might buy in the grocery store); and saving money (store-bought fresh parsley can be expensive, compared to growing your own, besides being not-so-fresh!).  READ MORE right arrow

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