Just a Few Steps For an Endless Supply of Fresh Parsley
Parsley is one of the more common spices to have in the kitchen. The herb has wonderful, versatile characteristics that can be applied to a number of different dishes. But parsley can only be of use in the kitchen when it is fresh, otherwise, the flavor is lost and it has to be thrown away. So here we are going to show you how to have parsley that is always fresh and at your disposal at home.
If you are new to the gardening world, there is no need to worry. Parsley, on top of its many benefits, is actually quite easy to grow. In fact, it could be considered the ideal plant to get started with if you have ever considered starting a home garden.
The Cultivation Process
Whether you have a green thumb or you are an amateur, there are a few tips that can help you grow parsley correctly. First off, you will need to consider the fact that parsley thrives in a humid environment. With that being said, we will have to gather a few items: a sprig of parsley, a pair of clean scissors, a jar, and a pot filled with soil.
Start by cutting the sprig of parsley into several pieces with your scissors. Each piece should be about 4 to 6 inches (10-15 cm) long. Prepare a container for the cuttings, preferably a glass jar. Fill the jar with fresh water and place the parsley pieces in it, ensuring that the bottom ends of the stems are submerged in the water.
Put the jar in a location with indirect sunlight or on a sunny windowsill. Allow the parsley cuttings to sit in the water for about a week. During this time, you should observe the emergence of hair-like roots from the leaf nodes of the cuttings.
Once the roots reach a length of approximately 2 inches (5 cm), the cuttings are ready to be potted. Place the sprouting parsley into a pot filled with well-drained soil. Additionally, add a little more soil on top of the seedlings. Water your newly potted parsley plants two to three times a day, particularly during the summer months. Ensure that the soil remains moist to support the growth of the new plants.
Within a few months, your plant should be fully developed and ready for use in the kitchen. Additionally, you can also save the seeds from your matured plant and continue the growing process. In theory, you will now never have to purchase parsley from the supermarket again.