Plant new Italian Parsley seedlings every spring. Even though the
Parsley will come back again the second year, it will make only a few leaves and lots
of flower heads. While the flower heads are great at attracting beneficial
insects, and for making Parsley seeds to use in cheese, the leaves are of poor quality.
Always use fresh Parsley instead of dried if possible. Substitute
three times as much fresh Parsley for dried. Persillade is a mix
of finely chopped Parsley and garlic that is sautéed. Add a
little sautéed lemon and orange zest (organic only, please) and you make
the Milanese mixture Gremolada. Both of these should be added at
the end of cooking. Both can be used for almost anything savory. And
don't throw away those Parsley stems. Tie them up in a
bouquet garni and add them
to your soups and stews. For a few more ideas on what to do with all
that Parsley visit our PAGE O'
This plant is often available in plug
trays. These trays hold 128 of all the same plant. They are a
great low cost way to fill a lot of space. Each cell is 3/4 of inch by
an inch. Check here to see if
Italian Parsley Plug Trays are available.