Healthy Kid Parsley


Kids can start growing parsley, the most popular culinary herb, in a pot in a sunny window. Adding parsley as a seasoning to any dish not only brightens the flavor, but is a nutritional powerhouse helping to reduce water retention, balance blood sugar, build strong bones, and is an antioxidant and anti-inflammatory. Because parsley loses much of its flavor when dried, kids can grow organic parsley and other herbs on the patio by the kitchen. Kids enjoy picking fresh herbs bursting with flavor and health to add to their meals. Kids can find a terra cotta, wood, or cedar container that fits the sunny patio area and fill it with organic potting soil and plant parsley and other herbs. Kids can sow organic seeds 2 inches apart in full or part sun, using a nitrogen rich organic fertilizer for herbs and veggies. Kids can set a battery timer for early morning drip watering on an easy to install system. Parsley likes mild temperatures and can be grown in a sunny kitchen window, if the weather outside is too hot or cold. As the plant grows, kids can harvest stems from the outside of the plant and snip off the leaves with scissors. Parsley adds a sweet mellow flavor and bite of freshness to salads, veggies, potatoes, rice, or pasta.

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