Jan 28, 2016

14 A Horrifying Find On My Curly-Leaf Parsley

I've had this beautiful curly-leaf parsley plant for two years now. It was grown from seed. I'm always beaming with pride whenever I think of it. It has been used mostly as food garnishing and baked in cookies.

Imagine my sadness at seeing it slowly die, stem by stem, starting two weeks ago. There was nothing I'd done differently. Living in a high-rise, the only garden friends I've seen are earthworms and little snails. Grasshoppers make a rare appearance. I was flabbergasted.

" Why now ? Was it our change of weather ? Hah, perhaps it's just old age." 
I left it at that.

Curly-Leaf Parsley

The reason was discovered purely by accident! I tended to my parsley plant as usual although it was by then, a pitiful sight. Faith kept me going ; a little fertiliser, loosening the soil. As I watered the plant, I noticed a lot a bugs fleeing out in the open! They look like sowbugs.

Sowbug?

Oh gosh, I wondered if they'd gotten to the roots of my parsley plant since I'd never seen them before. After a night of contemplating what to do next, realisation sank in that it was probably best that I start over.  I took the container of soil and solemnly bid farewell to my parsley as I binned it - soil and plant all in.

Bugs On My Curly-Leaf Parsley

Adios, buddy. You will be missed. I speak only of my curly-leaf parsley. :(

14 comments:

  1. Eeeewww! Bad bugs!!

    Your beautiful and healthy parsley. I hope you plant a new one.

    I have an Italian parsley. Not growing so well but it still survive.

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    1. They look pretty scary close up! Eeee..!! I plan to start planting right after CNY.

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  2. eeee.. so byk bugs, hate those bugs, geli and geram i tengok!

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    1. Geli, kan...I'm still going eeee here and eeeee there every time I think if it!

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  3. Those bugs really killed your beautiful parsley! I hope you plant a new one, Sharon.

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    1. I hope so too, Linda! Parsley is a slow-growing plant. :D

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  4. Sorry about that, Sharon. My parsley plant was long dead already..good thing is the spring arrives soon!!

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    1. I can imagine how exciting it must be when spring arrives ..fresh herbs!

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    1. I wish things had turned out differently!

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  6. These bugs easily spoil the plant and even spread the neighbouring plants at time.

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    1. I sure hope that's the last I see of them -_-

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  7. oh sayangnyeeee! the parsley look so delicious but that bugs really spoil it.

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