Growing parsley in the greenhouse is a straightforward process. The maintenance tasks are similar to those of growing carrots and, provided that gardeners follow a few basic guidelines, plants will develop optimally.
Grow parsley in a tunnel
The end of March and April is an excellent time to plant parsley. When purchasing, some options are available: curly leaf, flat-leaf, or Italian. In all the species, the root and leaves can be harvested. However, the roots are not useful, and the leaves are much more abundant.
Parsley in a greenhouse
If November turns out to be mild, parsley can be already planted. The seeds themselves are quite resistant to low temperatures, but they cannot survive without cover during severe frosts. Spring planting should take place before mid-April at the latest by the end of the month. In leisure tunnels, you can start even earlier. Maintaining the soil and air temperature above +4 ° C will be sufficient. You will have to wait a month to plant seedlings. During this time, weeds should be eliminated as they could invade the growing young parsley. Another way to control weeds is to mix the seeds with radish or dill, climb quickly and become a rival for unwanted plants.
Planting parsley in a tunnel
When sowing parsley, place the seeds shallowly. They may grow slowly or not germinate at all. A depth of 1 cm should be sufficient. After covering the seeds well, compact the soil. Parsley grows much better in firm soil.
Watering parsley in a greenhouse
In spring, when the soil is dry after winter, it is advisable to water. Planting parsley in dry soil will delay germination. After sowing, keep a slightly moist substrate. It should also be remembered that too much water (and, therefore, humidity) increases the risk of fungal diseases. From time to time, the tunnel should be ventilated to remove excess moisture. After its emergence, the parsley must be thinned so that the plants do not interfere. The rest of the growing process is simple. It is enough to weed systematically, water, and work the soil around the plant with a hoe (if it becomes too heavy).
Harvest of parsley in a tunnel
You can regularly harvest parsley throughout the summer. By planting it at intervals over time, gardeners have a regular supply of fresh produce. In November, the last harvest must be carried out. If the plant is grown in a greenhouse, the crop can last until after the first frosts. Fresh roots can be stored in a mound of sand or cut and frozen with other vegetables.
Parsley in the vegetable patch
Root and parsley leaves are among many tasty recipes. They are generally used as a condiment, giving a unique flavor to dishes. In addition to these taste values, parsley contains a huge amount of vitamins A and C, as well as a large dose of calcium, phosphorus, and iron. Parsley juice is a real concentrate of vitamins and minerals.