Also known as root or Dutch parsley, all parsley is a member of the carrot family, but few produce this lovely long white root. With a flavour reminiscent of celery and the texture of a parsnip, it is a versatile two-for-one crop.
Sow seed direct in full sun in a soil enriched with organic matter. A heavy-feeder, improve soil with aged manure and decomposed compost prior to sowing. Soak seed to improve germination and avoid transplanting as this can cause root damage. Protect from snails and slugs while young.