Tips for Growing Parsley
Pinching off seedhead stalks as soon as they appear will help to retain its sweet flavor and extend the plant’s lifespan.
As parsley is slow to germinate, often taking up to four weeks, soaking the seeds for 24 hours in lukewarm water will help to hasten sprouting.
In the veggie patch, plant it near asparagus, bell peppers, members of the cabbage family, carrots, chives, corn, onions, peas, and tomatoes.
It will enhance that flavor of many veggies, and its volatile oils act as a natural pest repellent. But keep it away from the lettuce patch.
The most common of these is fungal disease, which comes in a variety of guises and will usually show up during periods of warm, wet weather.
Crown and root rot, leaf spot, and Botrytis blight (a.k.a. gray mold) are the most frequent problems, and will appear in persistently wet soil that favors fungi and bacterial growth.
If infected, remove damaged plants, thin to improve air circulation, and refrain from overhead watering.
Use a drip line instead. Bacteria is often present in the soil, which then gets splashed onto the leaves from overhead watering, and this in turn infects the plants.