The December Plant of the Month is Parsley

The UF/IFAS Extension Alachua County Office is pleased to announce that the December “Plant of the Month” is parsley.

Parsley is more than a garnish. It is an herb used in Italian, Mediterranean, and Middle Eastern cuisines. Parsley is a great source of vitamins and minerals. It is rich in iron, potassium, and Vitamins A, K, and C. The two main types of parsley are flat leaf or Italian Parsley, which has a bold aromatic flavor, and curly leaf, which has a more pungent flavor.

December is a good time to grow parsley in North Central Florida. Check the Plant of the Month website for information on planting, harvesting, recipes, and more. Listen to the Extension Cord Podcast for further insights on the Plant of the Month.

“When added at the last minute of cooking, parsley adds crispness and flavor to a dish,” said County Commission Chair Mary Alford. “You can add it to soups, stews, salads, pasta, beans, and many other dishes.”

The Plant of the Month program is a collaborative effort between Alachua County Board of County Commissioners, UF/IFAS Extension Alachua County, Alachua County Master Gardener Volunteers, Alachua County Public Library, and Working Food. 

For more information, contact the UF/IFAS Extension Alachua County at 352-955-2402. Visit the Extension Office website for additional programs offered by the Extension Office.

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