How to Harvest Parsley
Best Time to Harvest Parsley
Don't allow your parsley to form flower stalks, called bolting. Remove them as they appear to allow the plant to focus its energies on leaf production. Harvest your plants first thing in the morning right after the dew dries. This will help to retain the essential oils that give the herb its flavor before it is evaporated throughout the day.
Harvesting Whole Sprigs
When harvesting whole parsley sprigs, begin harvesting the outside row of stalks first. New growth will begin in the center of the plant. Snip off the stalks close to the ground. A manner of pruning, harvesting in this fashion will encourage new growth throughout the growing season. Leave plen
Storing Fresh Parsley
Wash your fresh parsley immediately after harvesting removing and subpar foliage. Place the stalks in a small cup of water and cover with a plastic bag. Refrigerate. Fresh parsley is best used within 5-6 days of harvest.