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Chervil

Chervil is one of my favourite herbs, with a gentle aniseedy flavour. Chervil leaves are lovely raw in salad or added right at the end into an omelette. More
5 seedlings, for autumn planting 200873-5 £5.50 Now £4.40

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Chervil is one of my favourite herbs, with a gentle aniseedy flavour. Chervil leaves are lovely raw in salad or added right at the end into an omelette.

I find Chervil hardy for sowing in autumn and growing outside – at least in the south of England – right the way through winter and spring. This runs up to flower quickly in the hot and dry, so don't sow in summer.

Genus Anthriscus
Type Hardy Annual
Common Name Chervil
Soil Type Neutral
Site Part Shade, Shade
Moisture Moist
Height 40-70cm (16-28in)
Spacing 20cm (8in)
Sowing, Seeds, Planting Direct sow in February-March and August-September in lines or blocks.
Care Tips This grows well in a container pot, and requires plenty of water.
Vase Life The chervil flowers are beautiful dried for arrangements.
Storing This will keep in a plastic bag in the fridge for up to a week. Or preserve it in white wine vinegar.
Harvesting March-May and September-April. 6-8 weeks from sowing. The leaves will produce for 6 months if picked regularly.
Cooking Notes Chervil compliments the flavours of cheese, chicken, fish and eggs, and is a great addition to sauces. Add at the end of cooking, as the flavour is destroyed with heat.
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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