A very underappreciated herb
It is best planted 3-4 weeks before the first frost. We often let our patch go to seed where it hopefully re-seeds and returns yearly. In either case parsley cannot be hurried since it is slow to germinate. We’ve re-planted parsley several times, forgetting it takes sometimes as much as 3 -4 weeks to get growing. The seeds may be soaked in warm water for a couple of hours before planting and watered thoroughly to help start the germination. Parsley will grow in full sun to partial shade. Parsley makes a good container herb or in a cold frame for winter. In milder climates it grows nearly year round, so is available for harvest and fresh use for many months.
In some countries parsley is made into a jelly to use with roast meat and chicken. It also makes a nice butter for spread or cooking.
With all that going for it, parsley deserves a prime spot in the garden and the kitchen.