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Jan 6, 2018 10:05 AM CST
Name: Jafo
Northern Central New York (Zone 5a)
Today I transplanted to a new pot, a parsley plant that I have had growing now for 10 years. I always thought they were a biennial. Is this common?

Here is a pic of it next to the lemon thyme plant I also transplanted today.

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Jan 6, 2018 11:01 AM CST
Name: Laurie b
Western Washington (Zone 7b)
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Welcome! @Jafo232!
You will love it here.

That is the biggest parsley I have ever seen. Please share your secret. How is the plant grown throughout the year, what is your growing zone, and please, please share; where did you get those absolutely beautiful pots.

It's a beautiful plant. You took this pic inside for us, and this plant does not live where it's photoed, because your wood floor is beautiful too. Whistling

If you look at members avatars, and information, almost all show their growing zone, or location in one way or another. Just go to your profile and update the information to show whenever you post. Trust me, we will ask and ask, until you do! Rolling on the floor laughing


Laurie B
Jan 6, 2018 1:42 PM CST
Name: Jafo
Northern Central New York (Zone 5a)
Laurie B, thank you for the welcome.

I had this in one of those plastic trough planters with sage and the thyme and would leave it out on my deck during the summer, and then bring it into my home office during the winter and leave it under some grow lights I bought at a local grow store. I really do very little but keep them watered and in a sunny spot.

I am in zone 5A (-20 here today) in Central New York, about an hour from Canada. My wife bought the pots somewhere over the summer at either Walmart of the local dollar store. That wood floor was actually my butcher block counter top in the kitchen. I had just finished replanting when I took the photo. I will get my profile updated. :)

Here is a photo of where I winter my herbs.
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Jan 6, 2018 2:17 PM CST
Name: Gary
Wyoming MN (Zone 4a)
Welcome to NGA Jafo! It is great to see anything green and growing right now.
Jan 6, 2018 2:22 PM CST
Name: Arlene
Southold, Long Island, NY (Zone 7a)
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Welcome, @Jafo232 - you did a great job keeping them alive. I second Gary's comment about it being so good to see growing plants considering all the snow so many of us have had.
Jan 6, 2018 11:19 PM CST
Name: Laurie b
Western Washington (Zone 7b)
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Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Oh, Jafo, I am suddenly having some eye issues, and the worst part is, it comes and goes, so I don't know my perception is shot, until someone has to correct me on something. And every time, it looks pretty dumb, Confused lol. Your hardwood floor is even a prettier butcher block.

Your office set up looks so nice. All your plants look lovely in there.
Hope you are having fun here.
Jan 7, 2018 6:25 PM CST
Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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Its okay Debbie. I assumed it was a counter only because who puts lights 2 ft from the floor?

Jafo, your next "long lived but shouldn't" plant should be a Chard. I've had Chard live 10 or 15 years. The roots get to be the size of a football so this may not be a pot on the counter sort of plant (but it could be a pot on the butcher block floor sort of plant).
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Jan 24, 2018 3:03 PM CST
Name: Laurie b
Western Washington (Zone 7b)
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No lights in the original pic. lol. But, my eyes totally tricked me. he he.
Jan 24, 2018 5:00 PM CST
Name: kathy
Michigan (Zone 4b)
near St. Clair MI
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Welcome, Jafo. WOW - your parsley. You should win some kind of award for that !
Around here we love stuff like that.
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Jan 24, 2018 6:01 PM CST
Name: Will Creed
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I have little experience growing herbs, but the woody-stemmed plant looks like a Parsley Aralia (Polyscias). It is so named because its foliage resembles parsley, not because it is in any way related to the herb parsley. I would have to see a better photo to be sure.
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Jan 25, 2018 10:36 AM CST
Name: Lin Vosbury
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)

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With that woody stem, I too wonder if that plant might be Ming Aralia (Polyscias fruticosa) which is sometimes also referred to as "Parsley Aralia" due to the leaves resembling the herb parsley.
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