Parsley is a great herb that can liven up a seafood dish. When I visited my friend in Italy, I noticed he used lots of parsley in his pasta and salads. At home, my family loves it when I toss some in soups.
Naturally it makes sense for me to grow some of my own. I didn't want to wait forever for seeds to grow into adult plants, so I bought a plant from the nursery. I let it sit in the patio for a month to purge out all the chemicals before cutting the leaves for cooking.
After the first cutting, new leaves started to form quickly. Granted they aren't as large as before, I'm happy that they are free from any fertilisers or chemicals. Now I can use as much as I want in my dishes.