Did you know that parsley is said to mask garlic breath? It’s worth growing just to try! And if bad breath doesn’t bother you, at least parsley is perfect for making tabouleh as well as flavouring pasta and meat dishes.


How to grow Parsley in a garden

  1. Choose a sunny or partly shaded spot in the garden and prepare the planting area well by digging in Yates Thrive Natural Blood & Bone with Seaweed
  2. Sow seeds direct or fill starter pots or trays with Yates Black Magic Seed Raising Mix. Sow seeds, cover, firm down and water well. Keep the soil moist throughout germination - this can take up to 3-4 weeks.
  3. Once seedlings have emerged, feed weekly with Yates Thrive Natural Fish Seaweed+ Plant Food Concentrate. Allow seedlings to grow to about 5-7cm before transplanting.
  4. Water regularly to keep soil moist and mulch around the base of the plants with organic mulch like pea or lucerne straw to help retain moisture.
  5. Harvest when leaves are dark green and remove flowering stems to help extend the harvest window. 

     
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How to grow Parsley in a pot

  1. Choose a pot at least 300mm wide and deep and position in a sunny or partly shaded spot in your garden. 
  2. Fill starter trays with Yates Black Magic Seed Raising Mix. Sprinkle seeds over mix, lightly cover and gently water. Keep the soil moist throughout germination - this can take up to 3-4 weeks.
  3. Once seedlings reach 5-7cm tall, fill chosen pots with quality potting mix, such as Yates Premium Potting Mix. Transplant seedling into the pot and water in well with Yates Thrive Natural Fish Seaweed+ Plant Food Concentrate
  4. Water regularly and feed weekly with Yates Thrive Natural Fish Seaweed+ Plant Food Concentrate
  5. Harvest when leaves are dark green and remove flowering stems to help extend the harvest window.  

Yates varieties

Parsley Italian Flat Leaf

Italian Flat Leaf Parsley really lifts a dish, adding fresh taste and vibrant colour. It’s a favourite for salads, soups & casseroles


Growing tips

  • It is one of the few herbs that loves very damp conditions, so ensure it is well watered.

  • Italian parsley loves the heat and prefers full sun, whereas curled parsley thrives in a partly shaded position.  

 



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Bay Tree

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Thyme

Thyme makes an attractive ground cover & is perfect for flavouring stock, stuffing & sauces. Once it’s established, it won’t need much attention at all.

Rosemary

Rosemary is an attractive herb with needle-like leaves with lavender blue small flowers that are attractive to bees. Perfect to combine with lamb dishes.


Recommended products

Yates Black Magic Seed Raising Mix

Specially formulated for trouble-free seed raising in trays (or outdoor seed sowing direclty into the ground) and propagation of cuttings.

Yates Premium Potting Mix

A premium potting mix, ideal for all potted plants and shrubs, including ornamentals, fruit trees, vegies and herbs.