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How to Grow Chervil

Growing chervil in Containers, Gardens and Allotments

Latin Name Anthriscus cerefolium 
Type of Plant Annual
Suitable for Containers,  Garden Beds, Allotments

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Plant Dimensions

Height  up to 90cm/3 ft  - spread up to 30cm/1ft

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

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

Open Ground - Thin to 10cm/4"

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" 


Pick leaves just before the buds break. 

Pot up plants in Autumn before frosts for use indoors to extend harvesting period.

Companion Planting

In the Kitchen

Plant near to radish



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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