IN THE GARDEN

ITALIAN PARSLEY

Every garden needs plants that are reliable performers in all kinds of weather. Parsley will fill this role in your herb garden. It’s also a great performer in the kitchen, with its knack for helping other flavors blend into a pleasing whole.

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THE BASICS

Italian parsley (Petroselinum crispum) is a biennial herb, meaning it grows for just two years. The first year it produces a bushy rosette of flavorful, long-stemmed dark green leaves that grow about 12 inches (30.5 cm) high. The second year, the leaves lose flavor and a 2- to 3-foot (61 to 91.4 cm) flower stalk rises from the center of the plant. The small white ...

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