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This is an easy-to-grow type of parsley with round curly leaves. The taste is stronger than that of the flat-leaf type and not too similar. Curly parsley uses include garnishing plates, often along with a fruit slice. You may also chop it finely and use it as the parsley called for in those recipes, although the round curly leaves require more effort to wash than the flat-leaved type.
Using parsley in a dish along with other herbs basically includes it as an additional layer of flavour that complements other herbs. Since the taste is different between the two parsleys, the final flavour may be somewhat different. Experiment with the two herbs and see which flavour you prefer in different dishes. Parsley also adds colour to your cooking. You might want to add less, or even more. Since parsley is so easy to grow, you can always have it on hand.
Start curled parsley from seed when temperatures warm outside. For an early crop, plant seeds indoors a few weeks before outside soil temperatures warm. You may purchase young plants that are already hardened off and plant them outside when all danger of frost is passed. Parsley is a low-maintenance plant needing sunlight, regular water, and occasional feeding.