You love the taste of fresh parsley in your recipes, but did you know that it’s easy to grow your own? Although growing parsley from seed is a more conventional method, regrowing parsley from clippings is a great way to save money and get a continuous supply. From harvesting and storing cuttings to replanting them, this guide shows you how to grow parsley from clippings for a delicious and wholesome herb.
What You’ll Need
To grow parsley from clippings, you’ll need:
-a pot or container with drainage holes
-fresh parsley cuttings (at least 4 inches long)
-a sharp knife or gardening shears
-a clean drinking glass or jar
-potting mix or all-purpose garden soil
Step One: Fill a Jar with Water
If you’re looking to grow parsley from clippings, the first step is to fill a jar with water. You’ll want to use a glass jar so that you can see the roots as they grow. Fill the jar with enough water to cover the bottom inch or so of the parsley clipping. Place the jar in a location where it will get plenty of sunlight.
You’ll need to change the water every few days to keep it fresh. After about a week, you should start to see roots growing from your parsley clipping. Once the roots are about 2 inches long, you can transplant your parsley plant into a pot of soil. Be sure to keep it well watered and in a sunny spot. With a little care, your parsley plant will thrive and provide you with fresh herbs for cooking all season long!
Step Two: Trim the Parsley Clippings
Before you can plant your parsley clippings, you’ll need to trim them down to a manageable size. Cut the clippings just above where the leaves meet the stem, making sure to leave at least 2-3 inches of stem attached. You can also remove any brown or yellow leaves, as these won’t regrow.
Once your clippings are trimmed, it’s time to move on to Step Three: Planting the Clippings.
Step Three: Place the Clippings in the Water
After you have cut the parsley from the plant, you will need to place the clippings in water. You can use a glass or jar filled with water. Place the end of the stem that has been cut into the water. Make sure that the stem is submerged in the water. Leave the parsley in the water for a few days so that it can grow roots. After a few days, you can transplant the parsley into soil.
Step Four: Change the Water Every Few Days
Parsley is a fairly hearty plant, but it still needs fresh water every few days to stay healthy. Check the soil before watering to make sure it’s dry; if it’s damp, wait another day or two. When you do water, give the parsley a good soaking so that the water reaches the roots. Let the excess water drain away before putting the pot back in its place.
Step Five: Plant the Parsley When It Has Roots
Parsley is a biennial herb that is typically grown as an annual. It is a cool season crop that can be planted in the spring or fall. Parsley can be grown from seed, but it is easier to grow from clippings. To grow parsley from clippings, follow these steps:
1. Cut a 4-6 inch section of parsley from the base of the plant. Make sure to cut below a node, which is where the leaves attach to the stem.
2. Fill a small pot with well-draining soil and place the cutting in the pot. Be sure to bury at least 2 inches of the stem.
3. Water the cutting thoroughly and place it in a sunny location. Keep the soil moist but not soggy.
4. Roots will form within 2-3 weeks and new growth will appear in 4-6 weeks. Once the plant has roots and new growth, it can be transplanted into the garden or into a larger pot.
Growing parsley from clippings is an easy and efficient way to add flavor to your favorite dishes. All that’s needed is a bit of patience, the right soil, plenty of light and water, and you’ll be able to enjoy pungent homegrown parsley in no time at all! Whether you use it as a garnish or as part of a recipe, growing parsley from clippings can be fun and rewarding. So why not give it a try?