An Innovative Technique to Plant Parsley (Home Gardening Tips)

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An Innovative Technique to Plant Parsley

April 29th, 2008

Parsley seeds are very small in size and because of this they create several problems while planting. As a gardener you might have encountered one or other type of difficulties at the time of sowing these seeds. Here is a smart way to do it. You just need to be a little careful and it will strike perfectly.

To start with you should take a pot. This won’t cost you much. However you may depend on your own choice. Fill this pot with potting soil. On the top of the potting soil layer just add a thin layer of seed raising mixture. Ensure that the layer of seed raising mixture remains just a thin layer only.

Now create a small groove in this mix. This groove should be created in such a manner that it covers all the way around the pot. Take seeds in your hands and sprinkle them quite thickly. Having finished with this step you should cover this back.

Do not try watering the seeds at this stage. This is a trick out here. This process would result in an erratic sprouting. Now take a flask of boiled water and pour it on to the seeds. You must also ensure that water in this case must be real hot. This will turn the seeds extremely hot and immediately after pouring it will be consumed within the soil. This way water will be cooled straight away instantly.

You will certainly observe amazing germinating results even in less than three weeks time. You will also be happy to see that the seeds have germinated in thick populations and their growth is very fast. As a gardener you know that this clearly means thinning the parsley out.


Published by

Willem Van Cotthem

Honorary Professor of Botany, University of Ghent (Belgium). Scientific Consultant for Desertification and Sustainable Development.