An Italian parsley that is pleasantly flavourful, commonly used in Mediterranean cuisine. Hilmar is a robust, dark green, flat leaved variety with strong stems for bunching and intensely aromatic leaves. Like other parsley, Hilmar is slow to germinate (10-20 Days).
Parsley can be grown from seeds or transplants. If starting from seeds, sow them 1cm (½”) deep and 5-7.5cm (2-3”) apart in rows spaced 30cm (12”) apart. Parsley prefers well-drained soil that is rich in organic matter and a soil pH between 6.0 and 7.0. Keep the soil moist but not waterlogged during the growing season. Parsley prefers consistent watering throughout the season. Fertilize with a balanced fertilizer every 4-6 weeks during the growing season.
Parsley leaves can be harvested as needed once the plant reaches at least 10cm (4”) tall. To encourage bushier growth, pinch off the tips of the stems as the plant grows.