Herb Seeds from Sow Seeds Ltd
Chervil has light green, fine fern-like leaves with the taste of somewhere between light aniseed & Parsley. It is considered to be one of the unsung heroes of many a dish because it enhances the flavour of other herbs in a meal.
Chervil is used extensively in France where it is one of the 4 ingredients used in 'fine herbes' the others being tarragon, parsley & chives. It makes a great fresh summer herb but as a hardy biennial, it can also be used through winter and so is a good substitute for parsley. It goes well with chicken, fish, egg, salad and soup dishes as well as for micro-leaves.
Chervil can be prone to bolting so keep well watered and don't transplant too much but one advantage is the white flowers that grow do look pretty and can be tossed into a salad although the leaves will be slightly bitter. It grows to a height of 60cm with a spread of 30cm.
A great 'cut & come again' variety snip a few leaves at a time and they will regrow.
Chervil Herb Seed Information
|Seed Quantity:||Approx 450 seeds per pack.|
Moist, shade or partial shade (away from mid day sun).
|When to Sow:||
|How to Sow:||Either sow direct (April-August) into a drill 1cm deep and water carefully. Germination should take about 10 days under the right conditions. When seedlings are large enough to handle thin to one every 30cm.Alternatively, sow into modules (March-August) and 'pot on' when seedlings large enough to handle. As soon as they reach 7cm plant out into final position. They are not keen on transplanting and this can cause them to bolt. Chervil grows well in large containers.|
Keep moist & out of direct sunlight as this can lead to bolting.
|Harvest:||April-November. Approximately 6-8 weeks after sowing when leaves are longer than 10cm.|
When to Sow Chervil Herb Seeds
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