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Old 05-18-2011, 02:43 AM   #1
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Parsley growing question

I planted flat leafed parsley last year. Much to my surprise, it came back this year. I read a bit about parsley and it turns out it is a biennial. The second year it grows flowers (none yet) and gets tall and loses it's leaves and dies.

My question is: are the leaves good for culinary purposes before it flowers?

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Old 05-18-2011, 05:42 AM   #2
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Yes hey are. Until it goes to seed (flowers) you can use the leaves.
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Old 05-18-2011, 12:12 PM   #3
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I planted flat leafed parsley last year. Much to my surprise, it came back this year. I read a bit about parsley and it turns out it is a biennial. The second year it grows flowers (none yet) and gets tall and loses it's leaves and dies.

My question is: are the leaves good for culinary purposes before it flowers?
Yes!

Dont be surprised if it comes up every year, since it may have dropped seeds.
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Yes!

Dont be surprised if it comes up every year, since it may have dropped seeds.
Well, it didn't last year, 'cause it never flowered.

But it would be cool if it kept coming back. My coriander came back for several years.
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Old 05-18-2011, 04:09 PM   #5
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My dill self seeds every year.
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My dill self seeds every year.
Ooh, dill. I need to get some for my herb garden.
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Ooh, dill. I need to get some for my herb garden.
To bad you're not closer, I'd give you some. I dug up and potted 20 dill plants that started themselves in a planting bed.
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I keep hoping the dill will self seed...hasn't happened yet...
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My dill self seeds every year.
Mine too, along with other surprises! I have lettuce and carrots from last fall coming up now! We had a pretty harsh winter.
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Jealous of parsley returning
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