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  • Should I let my parsley plant flower?

  • If the answer is yes, let it flower and produce seeds. The seeds will scatter and you will see new plants emerge from the earth. Maybe this year, maybe not, but next spring for sure. Parsley seeds are very, very small. Once the seeds are established you can cut the seed head off and scatter it in a controlled area.

  • When should I Harvest parsley?

  • However, parsley plant leaves can be harvested at any time from the first growth until the second year when the plant sends up its seed stalk. The Center for Food Safety recommends harvesting parsley seeds by removing the seed heads when they have turned brown.

  • Is parsley annual or perennial?

  • Parsley is technically a biennial plant so it grows in its first season and then sends up flowers its second season. Therefore, parsley is usually treated as an annual and is pulled up and discarded after one year. Once parsley starts to flower, it is setting seed and dies.

  • What time of year does cow parsley Bloom?

  • Cow parsley is a hollow-stemmed, tall plant that grows rapidly in the summer before dying back. It likes shady habitats in particular, and can be found decorating woodland edges, roadside verges and hedgerows with masses of frothy, white flowers. These flower umbels (umbrella-like clusters) appear from May until June.