Most useful herb you can grow as it works well in almost any dish . Adds color, flavor and nutritional value.
Add to salads, soups, butter, stuffings, salad dressing, meat & vegetable dishes.
Works in most foods except sweets.
Best food for butterflies and their caterpillars.
Flat Leaf Parsley – has the best flavor
Curled Moss Parsley – looks prettier in salads, etc
PERENNIAL – Leaves get tough and bitter after first year so it is better to treat as an annual. Can also be grown as a HOUSEPLANT in a sunny window
FULL SUN or PART SHADE
Plant in well drained soil and keep slightly moist
Harvest leaves early in the morning to get best flavor.
Freeze in ice cube trays with melted butter, olive oil or water. Store cubes in freezer bags.
Dry in cool, dark place so leaves don’t turn brown. Store in air-tight opaque container.
Rich in Vitamins A, B & C and contains the flavonoid apigenin, which is an anti-allergen. More Vitamin C than oranges. High in calcium and iron.
Bad Breath – Chew leaves after a meal
Cough – Tea helps quiet cough
Tea – Steep one teaspoon in a cup of boiling water
Wine – Steep a few leaves in a glass of wine for several hours as a tonic
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