Real World Gardener Parsley as Herbal in Plant of the Week

April 11th, 2019

PLANT OF THE WEEK

Parsley:

Parsley (Petroselinum hortense and Petroselinum crispum) is an herb that originated in the Mediterranean region of southern Italy.

Parsley is used a lot by some gardeners to feed the winter possums that are looking for something to eat.

It’s used a lot in cooking and much better to grow your own and only harvest as much as you need without needing to store it in the fridge.

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I'm talking with Simone Jeffries, naturopath and herbalist. www.simonejeffriesnaturopath.com.au

PLAY: Parsley_ 3rd April 2019

Grows as a biennial in temperate climates or annual in subtropical & tropical areas.

Grows a taproots used as a food store over winter.

Others grow parsley and let it go to seed to attract the benny’s which means the beneficial insects.

Really nice in a potato salad.

The secret is to cut it up very finely because it’s quite coarse so it doesn’t get stuck in your throat when you eat it.

Juice it with apple and celery so it doesn’t taste so medicinal.

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