...in cold climates. In warm climates typically it is an annual.
Sounds like your parsley got a big head start in a greenhouse, and
is now finishing its lifecycle. Next year, use more of it sooner;
that helps to delay flowering.
On Mon, 19 Jul 2010 14:43:58 -0400, "JoeSpareBedroom"
It may have been "fooled" this is its second year. I start fresh
parsley from seed every year. It is very easy to grow, all you need
is sunshine, water and a little patience for the long germination
Your parsley plants were vernalized. That is, exposed to sufficiently cold
temperatures at some point such that they were 'tricked' into blooming.
Vernalization is a legitimate technique to get artichokes to flower the first
year, or when growing artichokes as annuals in climates that are too cold
for them to winter over.
It's a pain in the ass when it happens to your leeks, beets, parsley, etc.
Typically triggered (when unwanted) by a very late frost or cold snap.
Happened to my leeks last year. We'd had an unusually heavy frost in
very late May.
Pat in Plymouth MI
"Vegetables are like bombs packed tight with all kinds of important
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