Parsley is one of the most favorite herbs that we grow in the garden and also in a pot on our balcony. It stands out for its wonderfully aromatic leaves that we cut fresh to use in salads, in pies and in special cooking recipes. Although it is a biennial vegetable, parsley is usually grown as an annual plant. Parsley has a high nutritional value, as it has a high content of antioxidants and vitamins. Parsley needs fertile soil with good drainage and rich in nutrients, so we enrich the soil we have with compost, manure and organic fertilizer to improve its fertility. Parsley prefers cool weather, in sunny places with temperatures of 10-20°C. During the summer season, we should secure semi-shady places for the parsley, in order for it to have better growth and not to develop premature flowering shoots.
Parsley needs frequent watering in small amounts at a time, avoiding excess moisture that can cause the parsley leaves to turn brown and rot. So we water every 2-3 days during the spring and autumn, while in the summer we make sure to water more regularly. Watering the plants on hot summer days can be done daily to cope with the high temperatures that can also cause drying of the leaves.