I’ve grown herbs in pots during the warmer months, but I’ve never tried growing anything during the winter until my recent parsley experiment.
About a month ago, before the first frost, I dug out a part of the parsley plant that was growing in my garden patch. Making sure to keep some of the root system intact, I transplanted it to a small pot with soil from the patch.
After an initial transplant shock, the parsley is flourishing (photo, above). I didn’t think it would be so healthy so quickly.
Parsley is a hearty grower, which helps when I occasionally put the plant outside for a couple minutes to get some (true) direct sunlight, even when the temperature is in the 30’s and 40’s. At other times, indirect sunlight seems to be doing the trick. I also make sure to water at least every other day.
Unfortunately I can’t cut too much at once, but a little parsley—especially at the end of December—goes a long way.
And, yes, that’s snow from the recent storm on the ledge.