A flat-leaved parsley with a more intense flavour than some other varieties. This hardy biennial herb makes an excellent addition to the herb garden. Try growing parsley indoors on a bright kitchen windowsill, where Parsley 'Laura' is becoming increasingly popular for its versatility and diverse range of culinary uses. Height and spread: 45cm (18").
Direct sow parsley seed outdoors from March to July. Grow parsley in a well prepared seedbed in full sun or partial shade. Sow seeds thinly at a depth of 1cm (½in) in drills 30cm apart. Parsley seeds are very slow to germinate taking up to 28 days, especially in wet, cold soils.
Seeds can also be sown indoors or under glass from August to February for fresh leaves all year round. Sow into 7.5cm (3") pots of free-draining seed compost, maintaining a temperature of 18-21C (65-70F) until after germination. When large enough to handle, thin out seedlings to 23cm (9") apart. Gradually acclimatise parsley plants to outdoor conditions over 7 - 10 days before planting outdoors when risk of frost has passed.
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