The Milkweed Diaries

Sunday, April 27, 2008

Planting parsley

Today we planted heirloom Italian flatleaf parsley, one of my favorite herbs. It can really be considered a vegetable, too--I like to eat bunches of parsley chopped up and cooked with other greens. Parsley is SUPER nutritious, especially good for women -- high in iron containing vitamins A, B, C and trace minerals. It also has a long medicinal history.

In any case, I love parsley.

After we got our 12 little starts in the ground, we put up a reemay tent (below) to protect them from too much UV light since they are fresh from the Sugar Creek Farm greenhouse. We'll "harden off" the tender plants by exposing them to more and more direct sunlight each day.

The big plants in the front of the photo are Allium Giganteum, which I hope will make supergigantic purple flowers later this spring....

Spring is here, spring is here, spring is here!

1 comment:

Kelly Fielden said...

Awesome! Thank you for sharing about your farm! It makes me feel close to your world down there in Asheville!!! :)