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About This Plant...
Family: Umbelliferae
Genus and species: Anthriscus cerefolium
Plant type: annual
Height and width: 10-28 inches high; 12 inches wide
Location and soil: partial shade; rich, moist soil; will grow indoors
Uses: leaves in soups, stews, and sauces; salads and vegetables
Propagation methods: seeds
Indoor Sowing...
Time needed to reach transplant size: does not transplant well
When to transplant to garden:
Outdoor Sowing...
When to sow outdoors: 3-4 weeks before last spring frost
Other Sowing Guidelines...
Approx. germination time: 14 days
Germination temp.: 55 degrees F.
Days to maturity:
Transplanting Guidelines...
Spacing between plants: 3-4 inches
Spacing between rows: 15 inches
Growing On...
Harvest: use fresh by picking leaves and stems before the flower buds open; for drying, spread leaves on wire racks in a shady place, then store in an airtight jar
Growing tips: use leaves like parsley; self-sows readily

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