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Beautiful lacy leaves with a gentle, slightly fennel-like taste, best for sowing and growing when temperatures are cool. In summer, you can grow in shade. We sow this in early autumn for harvesting literally all winter. We often grow chervil with chives as they make the perfect pair for the French classic Omelette Fines Herbes.

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Genus Anthriscus
Group/Species cerefolium
Variety Vertissimo
Type Hardy Annual
Common Name Chervil
Border Position Kitchen Garden
Soil Type Broad Tolerance
Site Part Shade
Moisture Well-drained
Height 30cm (12in)
Spacing 15cm (6in)
Sowing, Seeds, Planting Seeds can be sown directly into well prepared soil almost anytime but we prefer to sow in autumn and avoid the summer months as they don't germinate well in hot conditions. Sow in shallow, 1cm (½in) trenches and cover. Rows should be spaced 30cm (12in) apart. Seedlings can take up to three weeks to appear. When large enough, thin out to leave seedlings 15cm (6in) apart. Alternatively fill small pots with seed compost, dampen, sow seeds thinly and cover. Place pots in a propagator until germinated. When plants are large enough to handle transfer seedlings into pots of their own before planting out.
Care Tips Ensure plants are grown in a cool shady spot as plants will run to seed if subjected to high temperatures and dry sunny spots. Chervil is a prolific self-seeder. Remove a proportion of the flower heads to prevent being over run with seedlings, but allow some to remain to provide you with new plants for growing on. Chervil can be grown as a winter crop. Protect with cloches or grow in a cold frame.
Harvesting Young leaves should be ready for harvesting around nine weeks after sowing. This is a cut-and-come-again leaf, so harvest all outer leaves as often as you like and they will grow back. Alternatively, cut leaves and freeze for use over winter. Leaves are unusable once the plant starts to flower.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
  • Sow Under Cover/Plant Indoors
  • Direct Sow/Plant Outdoors
  • Flowers/Harvest

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