About our heirloom parsley seeds
- An easy to grow herb
- Fast growing biennial that is great for container gardens
- Offers a clean and peppery taste with a touch of earthiness
- Contains vitamins and compounds that can improve bone health, protect against chronic diseases, and provide antioxidant benefits
Grow the best heirloom parsley in your own garden
Do you want to learn a simple trick that can elevate your homemade food from decent to fantastic? Garnish with a sprig of parsley! Seriously, excellent cuisine is an expression of art, and parsley is the go-to garnish for a variety of dishes.
Heirloom parsley is one of the easiest culinary herbs to produce. Heirloom parsley is a biennial that is often planted as an annual. After the last frost, direct sow the seeds or start them inside two months prior. Don't be discouraged if you don't see seedlings right away; parsley seeds can be sluggish to germinate, and soaking the seeds before sowing can help speed up the process. Because parsley seeds require sunshine to sprout, don't cover them with too much soil. Heirloom parsley thrives in full sun and fertile, well-draining soil. Depending on how big you want your parsley plants to get, sow seeds or thin seedlings eight to twelve inches apart. It's really that simple to sit back and watch your plants flourish. To encourage the plant to put up additional shoots, water it regularly and harvest the young stems frequently.
Heirloom Parsley makes a great companion plant
Even if you don't use parsley frequently in your cooking, there are a variety of additional reasons to plant it in your garden. Asparagus, tomatoes, carrots, peppers, and onions, among other veggies, love heirloom parsley! Heirloom parsley is a wonder herb that repels pests while at the same time attracts beneficial insects. Plant heirloom parsley in your yard and watch your other plants sigh with relief as pest pressure diminishes. Allow some of your heirloom parsley to flower and harvest the blooms for bouquets if you're feeling adventurous! Parsley flowers are tiny pink-white umbels that give daintiness to floral arrangements, similar to carrot blossoms or Queen Anne's Lace.
Parsley is a superfood with health benefits
Parsley is so much more than a lovely garnish—it's also a nutritional powerhouse. This superfood is high in vitamins A, C, and E and has anti-inflammatory qualities. Heirloom parsley also has a lot of Vitamin K, which is good for your skin, bones, and eyes. Now that you know how much parsley adds to a dish, there's no reason not to toss a few leaves into soups and salads, or combine them with garlic to make pesto or chimichurri sauce.
The many great uses of heirloom parsley
Parsley is frequently used as a garnish just for special occasions, but don't let that deter you from growing it in your own garden. You won't be disappointed if you grow Eden Brothers Heirloom Parsley Seeds as a culinary herb, medicinal plant, pest deterrent, or even as an ornamental.
For more information about planting, growing, and harvesting heirloom parsley seeds, see the Parsley Seeds Planting Guide.