How convenient is this method? You don’t have to wait for the seeds to germinate. Plus, if you transplant parsley from your own garden, you’ll know for sure if it’s a good variety or not. How to plant parsley with root crops? It’s simple.
Preparing parsley seeds for sowing, increasing and accelerating their germination
Soak parsley seeds for 1-3 days before sowing. Change the water twice a day. Then the seeds will germinate quickly and amicably. A couple of hours before sowing, put them in a weak solution of manganese.
Parsley should be soaked and germinated before direct sowing, then you can get fast sprouts. But, it should be noted that if sowing is done under the winter, the seeds should only be dry.
Root parsley grows both good fleshy root crops and leaves that can be eaten. Leafy varieties have no root crops; only the leaves grow. Root parsley is most commonly grown by gardeners. The most common varieties of parsley are considered: “Sugar”, “Yield”, “Common Leaf”.
In principle, you can plant some from the garden bush at any time – in the spring, when the ground thaws completely, or in the fall, until November. In autumn, in order for the parsley to take root in a pot or box, it should be put in a bright and warm place (about 18-20°C) for about a month after transplanting. After that, you can take it out into the cold – the dormancy period for seasonal greens has not been cancelled yet.
Thick sprouts need to be thinned out – parsley grows as a clump and each plant needs enough space and light to grow strong. Leaf parsley should be thinned after 2 weeks after sprouting, the distance between the plants is about 5 cm, as they grow you can thin again, leaving about 10 cm between the bushes.
Parsley is a biennial plant, without which no garden can do without. Growing parsley often causes some difficulties for gardeners – the seeds do not germinate well or do not germinate at all. Root and leaf varieties are grown on our vegetable gardens. The useful properties of parsley, the pleasant aroma that improves the taste of any dish, made it an indispensable attribute of any vegetable garden. How to prepare parsley seeds for sowing, how to accelerate or increase their germination? Parsley belongs to the umbrella family along with dill, cumin, angelica, lovage, cilantro, carrots, parsnip, celery, coriander. They all have hollow stems and umbrella-like inflorescences. The botanical name is Petroselinum crispum.
It makes little sense to grow parsley from seeds in the Non-Black Earth region. It will grow practically in April, when the parsley leaves practically appear on the primark at the dacha. And from root crops is real, but it is still not fragrant, not enough essential oils, there is no sun. And the dark green color is not proof of nitrates. How much parsley do we eat to be afraid of nitrates? One gram.
Prepare the box for planting. Disinfect it first. A weak solution of manganese will do. Fill the very bottom with drainage (about 1.5 cm). And the rest – a mixture of peat, humus, sand and ordinary turf soil (2:1:1:1). Ready-made potting soil will also work.
Take a box (necessarily with drainage holes) and fill it with soil. You can use either soil prepared in advance on the garden plot, or special, bought in the store.