PARSLEY Forest Green
This popular culinary herb has dark green curled leaves and grows from 8 to 12 inches high. Grows well in containers, borders or the vegetable garden. Used for flavoring a wide variety of dishes including salads, soups and sauces. Forest Green is also a good variety for drying and garnishing. Approximately 75 days to maturity.
Special Directions For Short Season Climates
SOWING: Sow seed directly outdoors from as soon as soil is workable. Cover with 1/8 inch fine soil.
SPACING: Leave 16 to 18 inches between rows.
THINNING: Thin 4 to 8 inches apart when seedlings are 2 inches high. Does not transplant well.
GERMINATION: 2 to 4 weeks depending upon soil and weather conditions. Keep soil moderately moist during germination.
Ed's Special Advice
Soak seeds overnight prior to planting to hasten germination. Parsley grows best in a mostly sunny location with relatively rich, moist, well drained soil. Harvest larger sprigs off plants as they mature. Plants are quite cold hardy and can usually be harvested into the winter.