Chervil is a very under-rated and under-used herb. It has a very refreshing and slightly aniseed like taste. It's dark green leaves make the perfect addition to any salad. The entirety of the plant can be used in various dishes.
Annual edible herb
Site and Soil
Moist soil with good drainage, sun or partial shade
Plant to Harvest Time
Where To Grow Chervil
Chervil needs a fairly rich soil which has good drainage but remains moist. It prefers full sun, but also does very well in partial shade.
Sow small amounts every 3 weeks from late March until August. It can be sown directly in the ground or into modular trays (approx 5 seeds per cell). Sow chervil quite shallowly, barely cover with soil and remember to keep the soil moist to enable germination.
Thin out to about 20cm between plants, once the seedlings start to grow.
Care of Chervil
Chervil likes a good nitrogen rich fertilizer, this helps them grow more leaves. Care should be taken not to over fertilize.
Container Growing Chervil
Chervil is very suited to container growing, it will thrive indoors in pots or containers.