Sowing parsley in open ground is straightforward but requires attention to detail to ensure successful growth and longevity. Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to sow parsley effectively:

Choosing the Right Location: Parsley thrives in full sunlight, so select a sunny spot for planting. The soil should be well-draining, loose, and sandy. Optimal locations include areas previously used for onions, squash, tomatoes, zucchini, or cabbage. Avoid planting parsley where carrots, cilantro, dill, or celery have previously grown.

Preparing the Bed: Begin by preparing the planting bed. Dig the soil thoroughly and create furrows that are 10-15 mm deep and 50 cm apart from each other. Once the bed is prepared, water it with warm water to moisten the soil evenly.

Sowing the Seeds: Once the water has soaked into the soil, sow the parsley seeds into the furrows. For faster germination, use pre-germinated seeds if available. Avoid overwatering, as excessive moisture can damage the delicate parsley leaves. Cover the seeds lightly with soil and gently tamp them down. Typically, parsley seeds will sprout within approximately 14 days under optimal conditions.

Following these steps ensures that your parsley grows healthily and provides flavorful leaves for culinary use throughout the season, extending well into late autumn. With proper care and attention to planting details, you can enjoy a plentiful harvest of fresh parsley from your garden.

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