Days to Germination: 14-25 days
Direct-sow Parsley outside as soon as the soil can be worked in the spring. Or, raise as transplants 6 to 8 weeks before the last frost. Sow thinly in pots of fine starter mix. Speed the germination process by soaking the seed for 24 hours in warm water before planting. To maintain humidity, secure a plastic bag over the pot, but make sure you remove it the minute the seed starts to germinate. Parsley is easy to grow, once it begins to germinate. Mark rows well or you may lose track of the little Parsley seedlings among exploding spring weeds! Parsley prefers moderately rich soil amended with compost and/or well-rotted manure. Accustom seedlings gradually to the outdoors, planting out when the danger of frost has passed. Feed as needed with liquid organic fertilizer. Parsley tolerates some shade and can survive light frost. Harvest by snipping leaves and stems as needed.