Why organic parsley is an underrated herb
- Easy to grow, productive biennial
- A favorite for companion planting with other vegetables
- Rich in calcium, iron and Vitamins A and C
- Attracts native pollinators and beneficial insects
The best organic parsley for delicious meals
Do you want to know an easy hack to take your homemade cooking from good to incredible? Throw a sprig of parsley on top! Seriously, good food is art and parsley is the go-to garnish for a variety of dishes.
Few culinary herbs are easier to grow than organic parsley. Organic parsley is technically a biennial but is usually grown as an annual. The seeds can be direct sown after the last frost or started indoors two months before. If you don’t see seedlings pop up immediately, don’t despair—parsley seeds can be slow to germinate, and soaking the seeds prior to sowing may speed the germination process. Parsley seeds actually need light to germinate, so don’t cover the seeds with too much soil. Organic parsley loves full sun and well-draining, nutritious soil. Sow parsley seeds or thin seedlings eight to twelve inches apart, depending on how large you want your plants to grow. Sit back and watch your plants grow—it’s really that easy. Be sure to water parsley regularly, and pick the young stems often to encourage the plant to send up more shoots.
Parsley is an excellent companion plant
Even if you don't cook with parsley often, there are other reasons you might consider securing a spot for it in your garden. Organic parsley is an incredible companion plant for asparagus, tomatoes, carrots, peppers, and onions, among other vegetables! Organic parsley is a miracle herb that repels pests and attracts beneficial insects at the same time. Tuck organic parsley into your garden and watch your other plants breathe a sigh of relief as pest pressure subsides. If you’re feeling creative, let some of your organic parsley flower and harvest the blooms for bouquets! Parsley flowers resemble carrot flowers or Queen Anne’s Lace—delicate pink-white umbels that add a daintiness to floral arrangements.
Nutritional value of organic parsley
Parsley is so much more than a pretty garnish—the culinary herb is bursting with nutrition too. Rich in vitamins A, C, and E, this superfood has anti-inflammatory properties. Organic parsley also contains high levels of Vitamin K, which promotes skin, bone, and eye health. Now that you know just how much parsley brings to the table, you have no excuse not to chop up a little extra greenery into soups and salads, or blend the leaves with garlic to make pesto or chimichurri sauce.
Parsley is often confined to garnishes at festive meals, but don’t let that stop you from cultivating this easy-to-grow herb in your garden. Grow Eden Brothers organic parsley as a culinary herb, medicinal plant, pest deterrent, or even as an ornamental—you won’t be disappointed.
For more information about planting, growing, and harvesting organic parsley seeds, see the Parsley Seeds Planting Guide.