Growing Chervil Herb Seed
- Days to Maturity: Annual, 60-70
- Hardiness Zone: 3-7
- Planting Depth: 1/4"
- Plant Spacing: 10-12”
- Growth Habit: Upright
- Soil Preference: Moist and rich
- Temp Preference: Cool
- Light Preference: Full sun for spring/fall planting
- Color: Rich-green leaves with white flower clusters
- Flavor: Tarragon and parsley
- Availability: See All Chervil Varieties
Sowing and Growing
Sow seeds in early spring or fall in either an outside container or directly-sown. You can also sow chervil inside as long as you use peat pots, as it struggles with transplanting. Germination takes about 14 days in cool weather. It will not germinate well when the weather warms. Plants grown in the heat bolt quickly. Sow seeds every 3 weeks to have a steady supply throughout the fall and before the weather warms.
Begin harvesting chervil about 6 to 8 weeks after sowing. Use fresh leaves often before the weather becomes unfavorable. Freezing chervil rather than drying it is best so it retains flavor. You can make chervil into a puree, or use as a bright garnish. With its parsley-like flavor, chop and mix with eggs, either scrambled or in an omelette for a terrific culinary pairing!
Additional Information on Chervil Herb
- Chervil Wikipedia Page
- Read the Best Practices for Planning Your Herb Garden!
- Learn About Hardiness Zones
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