Italian Parsley from Seed
Answered by: Ginny
Question from: Ray
Posted on: September 27, 2012

I have been unable to get Italian Parsley seed to germinate. I have ordered seed from you on several occasions, each time planting the seed indoors, under grow lights from mid-march on with no success. I have frozen the seed, soaked it in water and/or a weak H2O2 solution.

Italian Parsley seeds should germinate readily without any kind of treatments. Simply sow them in to a flat on soil-less media, or soil, cover with a thin layer of vermiculite or more soil. Place the flat in an area to receive 6 hours of sun minimum with room temperature or above. Water the seed flat. The seeds should germinate in about 10-12 days. Using your grow lights was ideal. Probable reasons for failure might be not keeping the medium continuously damp, and burying the seed too deeply. Only cover the seeds to a depth equal to their thickness, which is very minimal.

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