Herbs forum→I cant grow Parsley why??

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Bucknaked
Aug 31, 2020 9:00 PM CST
So I have an indoor plant box, my other herbs are doing fine

Mint, Basil and Rosemary [could be better] they were all struggling for a while, the Parsley checked out first, so I moved locations and watered more and they have all bounced back...I purchased another Parsley plant and lovingly replanted it then watched as it gradually died
I read if its a lack of water it will let you know by drooping, so I watered 2 or 3 times a week, the miserable photo I've attached is a few days ago, I looked at it today and the greenery pretty much came away not attached to any roots :(

i'm determined to be able to grow this herb, any advise please?


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kittriana
Sep 1, 2020 6:58 PM CST
Italian Parsley (Petroselinum crispum 'Italian Flat Leaf')
Not sure where you are in the world, parsley is a winter sowing here near Houston- like other herbs except for basils. However, basil and parsley have something in common, they need deep taproot room. That link can give you pictures of roots, leaves, growing conditions and heights, but I suspect your soil is too wet. Mine loves temps of 36*F until the days turn to 100*F every day. So I grow it year round except for July, Aug, and I should be scattering seeds by mid Sept for a new crop. Welcome!
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Bucknaked
Sep 2, 2020 2:22 AM CST
kittriana said:https://garden.org/plants/view/111974/Italian-Parsley-Petroselinum-crispum-Italian-Flat-Leaf/
Not sure where you are in the world, parsley is a winter sowing here near Houston- like other herbs except for basils. However, basil and parsley have something in common, they need deep taproot room. That link can give you pictures of roots, leaves, growing conditions and heights, but I suspect your soil is too wet. Mine loves temps of 36*F until the days turn to 100*F every day. So I grow it year round except for July, Aug, and I should be scattering seeds by mid Sept for a new crop. Welcome!


Hello

thanks for your reply
I'm in Australia, like I said indoor plant box...maybe i'll try in a separate deeper pot and water less

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NMoasis
Sep 2, 2020 9:21 AM CST
That clump of parsley looks like about a dozen plants that were crowded in a 4-inch nursery pot and parked straight into your planter without dividing or thinning. I would not be surprised if the clump is dry in the very center, and also that the roots haven't spread into the surrounding soil. Pull the whole clump out and separate and thin the plants. You'll have too many for your small space. Keep and replant only a few—four to six, perhaps.
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Bucknaked
Sep 2, 2020 3:12 PM CST
kittriana said:https://garden.org/plants/view/111974/Italian-Parsley-Petroselinum-crispum-Italian-Flat-Leaf/
Not sure where you are in the world, parsley is a winter sowing here near Houston- like other herbs except for basils. However, basil and parsley have something in common, they need deep taproot room. That link can give you pictures of roots, leaves, growing conditions and heights, but I suspect your soil is too wet. Mine loves temps of 36*F until the days turn to 100*F every day. So I grow it year round except for July, Aug, and I should be scattering seeds by mid Sept for a new crop. Welcome!


Hello

thanks for your reply
I'm in Australia, like I said indoor plant box...maybe i'll try in a separate deeper pot and water less


Bucknaked
Sep 2, 2020 3:15 PM CST
nmoasis said:That clump of parsley looks like about a dozen plants that were crowded in a 4-inch nursery pot and parked straight into your planter without dividing or thinning. I would not be surprised if the clump is dry in the very center, and also that the roots haven't spread into the surrounding soil. Pull the whole clump out and separate and thin the plants. You'll have too many for your small space. Keep and replant only a few—four to six, perhaps.


ohhh this makes sense, that's exactly what it was and what I did


I will try again and separate as you suggest, cheers

Bucknaked
Sep 3, 2020 8:12 PM CST
nmoasis said:That clump of parsley looks like about a dozen plants that were crowded in a 4-inch nursery pot and parked straight into your planter without dividing or thinning. I would not be surprised if the clump is dry in the very center, and also that the roots haven't spread into the surrounding soil. Pull the whole clump out and separate and thin the plants. You'll have too many for your small space. Keep and replant only a few—four to six, perhaps.


ohhh this makes sense, that's exactly what it was and what I did


I will try again and separate as you suggest, cheers

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