Sow seeds directly outdoors in early spring as soil can be worked, in well drained fertile soil in a sunny spot. Or start 6-7 weeks before last spring frost. Sow seeds 1-2″ apart coving 1/4 deep. Parsley germinates slowly and unevenly over several weeks: keep seed bed evenly moist while awaiting germination. Soak seed in warm water for 12-24 hours to aid germination. Harvest outer leaves of plants and new growth will develop. fertilize lightly during growth.