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Parcel ( Parsley x Celery)

InglezinhoInglezinho Posts: 567
I saw some weeny plants in the garden centre today but was scared to buy them as although parsley does fine, I have never had any joy with celery, too dry I think (!) Anyone have any experience?
Everyone likes butterflies. Nobody likes caterpillars.

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  • wild edgeswild edges The north west of south east WalesPosts: 8,886
    They probably taste like cardboard.
    Tradition is just peer pressure from dead people
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 82,282
    It’s a leafy Cut & Come Again type of celery used as a herb for soups and salads in Northern Europe ... it needs consistently moist soil or it bolts. 
    I find lovage easier to grow and interchangeable with parcel in cooking. 
    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh







  • BenCottoBenCotto RutlandPosts: 4,050
    They probably taste like cardboard.
    and stringy.
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 82,282
    BenCotto said:
    They probably taste like cardboard.
    and stringy.
    You only eat the leaves, chopped like parsley. 
    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh







  • JennyJJennyJ DoncasterPosts: 7,714
    I have one that was given to me by a friend. We don't eat it and it always puts up flower spikes (bolting, if I intended to use it as a veg) but I like the flowers, so effectively I treat it the same as any ornamental perennial. It is reliably perennial for me on dry sandy soil.
  • InglezinhoInglezinho Posts: 567
    That sounds like a no, then. Pity as everyone loves celery.
    Everyone likes butterflies. Nobody likes caterpillars.
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