Answer: Parsley seed naturally has a somewhat poor germination rate, but soaking it overnight in water so it begins to soften, discarding that soaking water, and then planting the seeds in damp fresh clean soilless potting mix at about 75 degrees should do the trick. (Your temperatures sound warm enough that a heat mat would not necessarily be needed, although soil temperature is usually about five degrees below room temperature. Parsley will germinate at temperatures between about 45 and 90 degrees, so that is not as critical an issue as it is for some types of seeds.) Germination takes about two weeks but may be erratic. It is also important to use fresh seed and to take care in storing it as parsley seed viability deteriorates relatively quickly even under the best conditions. Good luck with the next try!
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