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More strongly flavoured than its curly leaved cousin, and just as versatile, this parsley is widely used in European cooking. Its succulent stems are also edible.

  • Best for cooking
  • Strong flavour
  • Product Details
  • How to Sow
  • Tips & Advice

Sowing Time

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec

Harvest Time

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec

Plant Spacing

30cm (12in)


15cm (6in)

Sowing Indoors

  • Sow thinly into pots of multi-purpose compost (1.3cm or 1/2 in deep)
  • Cover with more compost
  • Put the pot in a warm place (18-21°C) such as a windowsill and keep moist


Sowing Outdoors

  • Sow seed thinly in pre-watered shallow rows
  • Cover with a little more soil
  • Allow about 30cm (12in) between rows
  • Thin seedlings to about 15cm (6in) apart when large enough to handle
  • Keep soil moist until seedlings are established



Indoors: January – December

Outdoors: May-December

Growing Tips

  • Cover seed tray with cling film after sowing to keep moisture in and remove when plants are visible.
  • Parsley can take up to 3 weeks for seeds to germinate in normal conditions but can germinate faster in warmer temperatures of 27°C

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