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About This Plant...
Family: Umbelliferae
Genus and species: Petroselinum crispum
Plant type: biennial
Height and width: 18-24 inches high; 8-16 inches wide
Location and soil: sun or partial shade; rich, moist soil; will grow indoors
Uses: fresh leaves in soups, stews, and sauces; meat, fish, and egg recipes; salads and vegetables
Propagation methods: seeds
Indoor Sowing...
Time needed to reach transplant size: 10-12 weeks
When to transplant to garden: 3-4 weeks before last spring frost
Outdoor Sowing...
When to sow outdoors: 3-4 weeks before last spring frost
Other Sowing Guidelines...
Approx. germination time: 21 days
Germination temp.: 70 degrees F.
Days to maturity: 75 days
Transplanting Guidelines...
Spacing between plants: 6 inches
Spacing between rows: 18 inches
Growing On...
Pests: carrot weevils, nematodes, parsley worms
Diseases: crown rot
Harvest: pick fresh leaves as needed; for drying, place sprigs on a wire rack in a warm, airy place, then store in an airtight jar
Growing tips: soak seeds for 48 hours to speed germination; usually grown as an annual

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