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Growing Chervil


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Below are general guidelines for growing chervil including plant height to enable you to plan exactly where to place them when growing amongst other plants.


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Plant Height

Up to 90cm/3 ft 

Where to Sow

Outdoors in small pots 7.5cm/3" diameter or directly in the ground in a sunny position. 

Sowing time

Any time during the growing season up to 8 weeks before first frosts.

How to Sow

Thinly. Press seeds into the soil surface 

After Germination

Thin to 3 plants per pot when the plants are about 5cm/2-inches tall. 

Growing on - 

 in Pots

Once the plants are established with a good root system, divide into separate plants and pot each up into 15cm/6" pots. 

Growing on -

in open ground

Thin to  20cm/8-inches 


Pick leaves just before the buds break. 


Commonly used with parsley, chives and tarragon to form the "fines herbes" mix. use in sauces, salads, soups and egg dishes


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