Hardcore Parsley

About this time last year we experimented with a wooden pallet garden. We had an assortment of veggies all happily doing what veggies do, but between marauding wildlife and the Summer of smoke and intense heat, we decided to just let it run wild and see what survived.

Underneath 30cm (12”) of snow and 5cm (2”) of ice, being bombed by falling branches, and then iced and snowed on all over again a week later, not only did our parsley and strawberry plants survive, they thrived.

The true survivalists!


Look at all those baby strawbs!


I’m not sure how tender these leaves would be but in truth I’m not game to pick ‘em to find out. We’ll just leave ‘em feral and pick the new shoots when they pop up