*As a garnish and chewing on a few leaves will help freshen one's breath.
*Plain, flat, deeply cut dark green leaves with pronounced flavor. Flat-leaved variety used in salad dressings, poultry, soups and as an ingredient of pesto. Flavor is much more pronounced than that of the more familiar curled type. How to grow:
*Germination: 14 to 28 days (Slow germination)
*Parsley can be difficult to germinate. To increase the germination rate, soak in warm water for 24 hours and then freeze for a week before planting.
*Plant seeds 1/2 inch deep. Transplant can be done after 4 - 6 weeks and space plants 4 to 6 inches apart.
*Prefers full sun to partial shade and well drained rich soil.
*Harvest in 75 days. Harvest the leaves as needed, taking the large outer leaves first and removing at least 10" of stem with the leaves to keep the plant healthy. The whole plant can be harvested at once, cutting it off just above ground level; more leaves will grow.