Parsley is one of the top medicinal herbs, and you can easily grow at home! Parsley is one of the best options when it comes to taste also. This herb prefers damp, well-drained soil and partial shade. You can also thrive in the sun, as long as you keep the soil moist. It can be grown outside in the ground or in large pots.
Another important thing in growing your herbs indoors is that will allow you easy access to them when they are needed for cooking. They can be planted during the winter also, and you can’t do that outdoor because of the colder temperatures and heavy rains.
Things you will need:
Pre-fertilized growing medium
Here are the 7 very important steps that you should pay attention to:
- Make sure that you will provide your parsley with sunlight from a south-facing or west-facing window for six to eight hours per day.
- Every herb should be potted into separate containers, so in that way you will prevent them from crowding one another. The parsley will grow best in a pot that is at least 6 inches deep, because the parsley doesn’t require such a large or deep pot.
- The containers should be filled with well-draining potting medium formulated for containers. A potting medium that has been pre-fertilized will work well, as long as the potting medium is designed for growing plants in containers, and the fertilizer is food-grade. These types of potting soils are available at nurseries and garden centers.
- The seeds of your parsley should be buried approximately ¼ to ½ inch beneath the surface of the potting medium, and water deeply.
- Keep the growing medium moist as the seeds germinate. When the seeds have germinated, establish a regular watering schedule, allowing the growing medium to dry somewhat between waterings. Each time you water the plants, water enough so that water runs into the tray beneath the container.
- When the shoots are 3 to 4 inches high or taller, you should harvest the parsley. Harvest them by cutting away part or all of desired stems, and leave some stems behind to grow.
- You should continue harvesting the herbs at least weekly to encourage bushy, vigorous growth.
Sometimes the growing medium you choose can’t come pre-fertilized; mixing 1/4 teaspoon of 10-10-10 granulated growing medium into the soil of each pot at the time of planting will boost plant growth.
Clay pots work well for herb growth because they provide proper drainage.