How to grow
Chervil tends to bolt in warm weather, so it's easiest to grow in the cooler months. To ensure fresh leaves throughout summer, make succession plantings every 3-4 weeks.
- Type: Annual
- Light: Full sun to partial shade (especially in summer)
- Soil: Well amended, good drainage
- Water: Moderate, prefers moist soil
- Size: 10–16" high, 10–12" wide. Space plants 15" apart.
When to plant/propagate
- From seed: Direct sow, spring through fall. Cover seeds lightly or not at all, as light is needed for good germination. Succession plant during summer.
- Transplants: Transplant when seedlings have at least 3 pairs of leaves
- Pick leaves as needed throughout the season
- The leaves are best used fresh. They lose most of their flavor when dried.
- Leaves can also be frozen or mixed with butter/oil. See Preserving and drying herbs.
Indoors: Chervil can be grown indoors as an attractive house plant