– plant which flowers and sets seed the second year of its life and then dies. Parsley and hollyhock are two examples. If the plant is grown for leaves, harvest the leaves the first year. If grown for seeds, fruit, or flowers these will appear the second year of the plants life.
Parsley can be harvested for leaves the first year and at the beginning of the second year. Then flowers and seeds form and it will die. The seeds can be allowed to drop where they are for next years parsley or you can gather the seeds and plant them immediately in the spot you want them the next year.