Harvesting Parsley Seeds

How do I harvest seeds from my parsley for next years crop?


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Parsley is a biennial so it will not flower until its second year in the ground. Because of this, most gardeners pull the plants out at the end of each growing season and start new plants from purchased seed each spring.

If you can manage to keep your parsley plants alive for 2 growing seasons, they will send up flower stalks in summer.

Sine parsley is a member of the carrot family, its greenish-white flowers look like those of Queen Ann’s Lace.

Wait until the flower heads turn brown and dry on the plants before you remove them to harvest the small black seeds.

Parsley seeds need warmth and moisture to germinate. They are slow to sprout even under the best growing conditions.

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