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One seed packet filled with organic, open pollinated, heirloom seeds grown and collected by hand on our small scale farm. A beautiful and loving gift for both expert and aspiring gardeners, as well as a creative, environmentally conscious alternative to conventional seed.

{italian parsley}
Petroselinum neapolitanum
20+ seeds

In addition to being an herb widely used in cooking, parsley is a helpful companion plant in gardens. Like many other umbellifers, it attracts predatory insects, including wasps and predatory flies to gardens, which then tend to protect plants nearby. They are especially useful for protecting tomato plants as the wasps that kill tomato hornworms also eat nectar from parsley. Parsley's strong scent is reputed to mask the scent of the tomato plant, reducing pest attraction. While parsley is biennial, not blooming until its second year, it is ready for harvesting in its first season.

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Days to Germination: Germination may require 3-6 weeks.
Lifecycle: biennial
Sunlight: full, part sun
Height: 1-4"
Spread: 8-18"
Special notes: The germination of parsley can be jump-started by a change in temperature. Store seeds in the freezer overnight to break dormancy. Soaking parsley seeds overnight in lukewarm water immediately before sowing softens parsley's tough shell and shortens the germination period.

{how to plant}
Sow seeds 1/16" deep where desired as soon as ground can be worked or in fall for the following spring. Planting the seeds too deep can inhibit germination. Parsley seeds often need more water than other seeds to germinate and can take up to one month to sprout. Parsley grows well in deep pots, which helps accommodate the long taproot. Parsley grown indoors requires at least five hours of sunlight a day.

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Seeds packaged in one of a kind handmade envelopes are made from upcycled materials to reduce waste. Whether your seeds are packaged in kraft envelopes, or handmade map envelopes, please recycle. In an effort to save on paper and ink printed instructions will be included only upon request.

Each seed packet you buy helps to support The Kirk Estate – the 19th century haunted farmhouse and surrounding property where I live that has been preserved for five generations. This photo was taken there. Our small scale farm is worked the old fashioned way; no chemicals, no petroleum intensive machines -only sustainable farming practices that help to improve the land, the environment, the wildlife, and the people. Thank you for your support of this time and effort intensive process. Your purchase is helping to make a difference. To learn more about us visit: www.thekirkestate.com

Organic Herb Seeds, Italian Flat Leaf Parsley Seeds, organic seeds, heirloom seeds, from our farm, herb garden, organic gardening, plant

$3.50 USD
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