A little history on parsley…
The germination of parsley is so slow that many superstitions have attached themselves to the culture of this aromatic plant so widespread: Gardeners once claimed that the one who put the seeds directly into the ground died in the year! To ward off this curse, it was first necessary to sow the seeds in a hole in the wall, and let the parsley sow itself again alone; It was also said that it had to make seven turns in the devil before agreeing to germinate. to tell the truth, our ancestors were wary of the evil spells of parsley ! see more home remedies posts on this website.
Germination of parsley
Yet its seeds can be softened if it is thought to soak overnight in a glass of warm water, to soften their tough shell. To know if the seeds are still good, put them in a glass of water: all those which flow will be good, you can throw out those which float.
To have parsley all winter long, use a parsley pot in which you will sow your seeds in successive layers (a layer of soil, a sowing…etc), which will allow you to have fresh parsley crops spread out.
Parsley in the kitchen
Common flat-leaved parsley has an incomparably superior taste to curly parsley, just good to decorate the nostrils of calf heads (I joke). On the other hand, this curly parsley is delicious when dipped in very hot frying, it takes a few seconds to obtain crispy bouquets, perfectly accompanying roasts and red meats.
The parsley dries very badly because it loses all its flavour. It is better to freeze it, or keep it chopped in oil. In the refrigerator you will keep it longer, if you cut the stems and put it in a jar tightly closed. Plastic bags are to be avoided as they will quickly rot the parsley.
Parsley and health
Did you know that? Parsley is extremely rich in vitamin C, as well as vitamin A. Sprinkle your grills and your dishes, especially in winter when we are often in deficiency of these 2 vitamins.
Beware of similarities
Caution: never pick parsley elsewhere than in your garden, where you know you have sown it. Indeed, the wild parsley leaves offer an unfortunate resemblance with those of the cigüe which can cause deadly poisoning : Socrate made the bitter experience of it !