Since Italian Parsley is a biennial, you will need to plant him for two consecutive years to harvest each year. To extract the seeds, the plant flowers and dries first. Trim the Parsley with the seed heads and place into a bag to lightly remove the seeds. Dry the seeds in a warm place by turning them daily on a paper plate or towel for two weeks. Label and store in an envelope and place in an unused refrigerator for up to three years. To plant, use well-draining soil with rich nutrients and compost. The pH should be between 6-7. Use our 3 in 1 plant meter to test the pH. Soak the seeds in warm, soapy water for an hour. This procedure will break the outer layer of the seeds and help them germinate faster. Afterward, rinse the seeds in a colander with warm running water to remove the soap. Place the seeds in a warm bowl of water to soak overnight to help with germination. Then strain and place on wax paper to dry completely before planting. Prepare seed trays with well-draining moist soil for seedlings. Start this process 2-4 months before the last frost date in your area. Plant the seeds in 1/2 inch of soil and 12 inches apart if growing outside. Once the plant has germinated at around 70°F, let it grow to 3 inches before transplanting into the garden. Keep the seedlings in bright light or under grow lights to germinate.