Parsley! In many cuisines it is an indispensable spice. Soups, soups, main dishes, sandwiches — all of the dishes become tastier with the addition of greenery. Parsley has always been the decoration of the table. And most importantly – it is not difficult to grow at their summer cottage.
Parsley seeds can be sown, not pre-soaking. But in this case, the yield will increase for a week later. That's why experienced gardeners-gardeners suggest to pre-treatment of seeds before sowing.
They use a small trick: soak the seeds in milk, then for disinfection - in potassium permanganate. After all these procedures of grain need to be dried. Parsley is sufficiently resistant to cold and even frost. Therefore, in mid-April, it is possible to plant parsley in the area.
Soil parsley not picky. But you should pay attention to several points. The soil is best prepared in the fall. Good loose soil, richly fertilized with compost or other fertilizers. Feels good parsley in the soil, which for several years was grown potatoes and beets.
However, it is to abandon the land which had previously grown carrots, cilantro, dill. For sowing you can select a Sunny location and partial shade.
For sowing seeds it is necessary to prepare the ridge in holes 20 cm from each other. The hole should be shallow. Before sowing the holes need to shed with a solution of water and fertilizer. After laying the seed holes poured and lightly tamped. The first "extensions" of parsley seem about a week later.
Caring for parsley
Need to be watered depending on the weather. Soak the beds is not necessary. Conduct watering preferably in the morning or in the evening. Several times over the summer should think about dressing. The first is to spend a few weeks after sowing. This is the perfect ammonium nitrate, superphosphate, potassium chloride diluted in water. In the proportions of 30 g in a bucket of water.
Don't forget about weed control. Parsley loves soft ground, so from time to time it is necessary to loosen. This is a fairly important point in the cultivation of parsley, which helps oxygen flow to roots. To collect a large number of crops, parsley periodically podstavit.
It should be noted that parsley is a biennial plant. Sowing one time, with proper care, gather an abundant harvest of greenery for your summer cottage for the past two years.