Flat-leaf parsley, growing alongside one of its great companion plants, tomatoes.
Growing up, kale was simply the "green stuff" that lined the beds of pale, nutrient-deficient iceberg lettuce at the salad bar. Talk about the ultimate irony. Now, kale is an almost daily component of my diet. The only dandelions or purslane I touched, as a child, were the so-called "weeds" I was told to pull up from my front yard. Today, those two make routine appearances in my salads and smoothies.
And parsley? Those too were just frilly leaves, sitting atop my entrée, that I flicked aside so I could enjoy the main course. Today, parsley is the most-used herb in my home kitchen. I'm here to tell you why you should be growing it in your garden and how easy it is to do.