Herbs that survived the winter

mfkrensonApril 11, 2013

I have a large Italian Parsley and also a Curly Parsley that survived our mild winter. Should I cut them back now for new growth? They look like they are starting to go to seed on the tips.

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fatamorgana2121(Zone 5/6)

Let them go to seed. You can't usually fool Mother Nature by clipping off the flowers and hoping for more growth. Let it seed and self-sow for a nice little parsley patch.

FYI - parsley is a biennial which means it dies in the second year after setting its seed.

FataMorgana

    Bookmark   April 11, 2013 at 4:06PM
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CA Kate

Also, there are some very valuable tiny wasps and bees that need this type of tiny flowered umbel to feed. Allowing parsley and dill to go to seed is a good thing to do.

    Bookmark   April 11, 2013 at 10:23PM
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balloonflower(5b Denver CO, HZ 5-6, Sunset 2b)

Also, sow again for this year. With the biennial--if you sow two years, then you'll have one set that is good for leaf, while the other is seeding for the next years' harvest.

    Bookmark   April 17, 2013 at 12:02PM
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