Everything About Growing Parsley from Division

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Growing Parsley from Division is one of the best ways to have more plants for fresh and never-ending supply in the kitchen!

Growing Parsley from Division 1

Parsley is one of the best herbs to multiply from the parent plant, as the process is so easy! Let’s have a look at how to make more specimens of it using division!

Best Time of the Year for Division

Before you plan to divide a parsley plant, make sure it is well developed and mature. This also guarantees the fact that it has a robust root development, which will respond well to the process.

If you live in a warm climate, the best time to divide the plant is between late winter to early spring. This helps it establish itself before the intense summer arrives. You can also divide the plant in autumn.

For colder regions, the best time is obviously when the weather is warm, so do it between late spring to early summer. Also, wait until the frost in your area goes away. This will give it a good window to establish itself before the winter comes.

Growing Parsley from Division

Growing Parsley from Division 2

It is a pretty straight forward process when it comes to growing parsley from division. Start by watering a healthy plant that you have chosen for the job a day before. This will saturate up the roots proper, and will also loosen up the soil.

Now, the next day, gently take it out of the pot, and then shake off the excess growing medium around the roots. This will help you to see the root ball clearly to make the divisions.

Now, carefully look for the sections in the root ball from which you can cut out the divisions, Using a sharp knife, make cuts to take out separate divisions—make sure each one has at least 3-4 roots attached to it.

That’s it! Now that you have made the divisions, plant them in new pots using a fresh and well draining growing medium. Water well, and keep them at a spot where they get 2-3 hours of morning sunlight, and then bright, indirect light for the rest of the day. They will be thriving in a few weeks!

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