Monday, August 24, 2009

Three reasons to grow Parsley

1). It makes an attractive addition to the garden, especially at the edge where it stays nice and low the first year (the second year it will produce taller blooms and it will not come back for a third year, although it will reseed in the garden).

2). Added to garlic-heavy dishes flat leaf (Italian) parsley is said to reduce garlic breath.

3). Swallowtail Butterflies are attracted to it. Parsley makes a great food for swallowtail caterpillars like the one below. I haven't seen many swallowtails in the garden and only a few caterpillars so I was very happy to find this one this morning, munching away.

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