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How to Grow Parsley, Hamburg Rooted

Petroselinum Crispum Var. Tuberosum

Did you know that Hamburg Rooted Parsley is easy to grow? While most people think of this as an herb plant, it is actually a vegetable, grown for it's flavorful roots.  

You can use the roots to flavor soups, and stews.

Hamburg Rooted Parsley is good for you. It is loaded with vitamins A, and C, Calcium and Iron.

Sowing Hamburg Rooted Parsley Seeds:

Sow just seeds 1/8 inch deep.

Final spacing should be 6 inches apart. These small seeds are hard to spread. Plan on thinning out seedlings after they reach 1 2 inches tall..

Sow seeds early in the spring.

Days to Maturity: 70 - 90

How to Grow Hamburg Rooted Parsley:

It's easy to grow!

Grow plants in full sun to partial shade.

Before planting, work the soil to a foot deep, removing rocks, sticks and debris. If the soil is hard, add ample amounts of loam, compost, or peat moss. This will allow the roots to grow down into the soil, unimpeded.

Soil should be rich, and well drained.

Keep soil moist, not wet. Dry soils will cause the roots to fork and split.

Add a general purpose fertilizer once a month during the growing season.

Thin plants to 6 inches apart.

Keep plants well weeded, especially while they are young.

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Soil Temperatures - Ideal germination temperature by vegetable

Ideal Soil pH - by vegetable

Insects and Pests:

Occasionally root maggots can be a problem.


Parsnips are relatively free of disease problems.

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Begin to use roots when they are 5-6 inches long.

The leaves can be harvested and used the same way as  regular parsley (the herb).

Roots can be stored in the ground, or in a cool/cold shed, often into early winter i most areas.


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