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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 

Harvesting

Pick leaves just before the buds break. 

Uses

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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