|Meet Parsleyzilla. Speak softly and make no sudden moves, or face death by garnishment.|
Last year I had a lot of basil in my one herb bed, which means after the first frost, there was quite a bit of empty space. The chives looked dead but, much to my surprise, bounced back nicely once winter was over, and my thyme has just kept plugging along, doing fine as well.
But my parsley.....my parsley kept right on growing though the coldest part of winter, and is now threatening to take over the entire bed. I let it grow, thinking it would die off at any time, but instead has become a monster, overpowering the rest of the bed and trying to become the only plant in there.
I am of the opinion that garnishes should not have their own zip code. Parsley has its place, for sure, but not as a main course on anyone's table.
With that in mind, I'm going to give it a good pruning (and by that I mean some serious chopping) and see what happens. The thing is, I love parsley -- but in moderation -- kind of like I enjoy opera, action movies and small children . The fact is, no one needs this much parsley.
Why can't I have this problem with olallieberries, or something else I could truly eat buckets of and still want more?