Garden Chervil, Hedge Parsley, Common Chervil, Curled Chervil, French Chervil
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Chervil is a fern-like herb, similar to parsley. Considered a gourmet herb, it has a sweeter, more delicate flavour particularly important in French cuisine with herbs like parsley, chives and tarragon. It is ideal for moist, cooler, shaded areas in herb gardens for it will bolt when too hot.
Leaves are ready to be harvested within 6 to 8 weeks of sowing, before flowering. Bag seedheads to capture ripening seed and allow seedheads to dry on plants.
Sowing time best in spring in cool climates or in Autumn in warmer areas. Germination time is 2-3 weeks. The seedlings do not transplant well and should be seeded directly in place.
Repels harmful insects
Planted close to lettuce it will protect them from ants.
Cool to temperate
Full Sun, Partial Shade, Partial Sun
Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand, Compost
Soil PH preference
Neutral, Acid, Alkaline
It is a mild stimulant that helps digestion and is known to lower high blood pressure.
The leaves have a subtle anise flavour and are used chopped or diced in soups, stews, sauces, meats, vegetables, and salads. The roots and flowers are also edible and high in calcium.
Carrot motley dwarf disease, leaves get an abnormal colour, and causes a reduced root system. Treat with insecticide.