Parsley is a hardy, biennial that is grown and treated like an annual. It is the most widely grown herb for both garnish and flavoring. Flat-leaf produces a rosette of leaves that are flat and is the preferred parsley for cooking as it has more flavor.
Parsley can be cut any time after it has become large enough. Leaves can be used fresh or dried. Fresh parsley is best stored after washing the leaves, drip drying and then placing them in a plastic bag and stored in the refrigerator. Parsley can also be frozen for later use.
Parsley is often seen used as a garnish. It also has the unique ability to blend with the flavors of other herbs. It is used to flavor stews, soups and other vegetables.