by Linda C Butler
Parsley is one of my favorite garden plants because it is so decorative and the dark green foliage highlights other plants grown near it. In the pacific climate, it usually survives year round. If I allow one plant to go to seed in the spring there will be multiple parsley sprouts in the garden.
Parks offers Lisette parsley, which is suitable for pots. Parsley has a tap root and not all varieties can be grown in pots.
Parsley seed can be soaked overnight before planting to give it a head start. Be careful of the tap root when transplanting.
Flat-leaf parsley is the more flavorful variety and is used for cooking. It should be harvested fairly regularly so the plants continue to sprout. In mild climates it can be cut throughout the winter.