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Root Parsley



Growing Information:

Root Parsley

DAYS TO GERMINATION: 14-30 days

SOWING TIME: Spring

SEEDING METHOD: Direct or Transplant

SUNLIGHT PREFERENCE: Sun

PLANT HEIGHT: Varies

PLANT SPACING: 12-18"

HARDINESS ZONES: Biennial

Habitat and Description


Growing Root Parsley
CULTURAL REQUIREMENTS

Parsley roots can tolerate any sort of soil, but as we noted above, they, and all "roots", do vastly better on soil that is very loose and friable, else they get stunted, show forked roots, and generally sit in their corners sucking lemons and sulking. For best results, dig your bed so as to loosen the soil as deeply as you can possibly manage, and remove all rocks and as many pebbles as possible, working in organic matter or even straight sand to make it good and loose. They like the more or less standard garden-soil pH of 6.5 to 6.8, or even a little lower, maybe 6.3. Rooted parsley can benefit from a little extra phosphate in the soil.

It is also wise to not use much manure in roots beds and absolutely never any that is not thoroughly composted or you'll have forked roots galore. Parsley roots need good sun exposure. Like almost all roots, they are not frost-sensitive.



Root Parsley


The benefits of Root Parsley

Parsley Roots and leaves have been used to regulate blood sugar and are thought to be effective in cases of low blood sugar, if there is adrenal malfunction. Preparations made from Parsley Roots have their major influence on the liver and spleen, and for the last 100 years, clinical physicians have claimed that Parsley Root has been effective in treating liver diseases, helping to dissolve and pass Gallstones and kidney stones, if they are not too large. Parsley has been used since ancient times to improve both the digestion and assimilation of food and is said to settle the stomach after a meal. The volatile oil in Parsley increases Circulation to the digestive tract, easing stomach problems, indigestion and flatulence.

Rich in many nutrients, Parsley contains apigenin, a flavonoid that reduces allergic responses and is also considered an effective antioxidant.





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