Common Chervil is an annual herb. It is sometimes referred to as French parsley or garden chervil. It is a delicate plant with curled leaves and a flavor similar to that of parsley. Most often grown and harvested as micro greens.
How to Grow Common Chervil
- Latin Name: Anthriscus cerefolium
- Days to Maturity: 25- 30
- Hardiness Zone: 3- 11
- Soil: Ph 6.5- 7.0
- Temperature: <75 degrees
- Light Preference: Indoors with ample lighting
- Depth: Cover lightly with soil
- Plant Space: 1/8"
- Pests/disease: Often prone to disorders related to poor air circulation
- Seed Count:
- 1 oz - Approximately 12,000 Seeds
- 4 oz - Approximately 48,000 Seeds
- 1 lb - Approximately 192,000 Seeds
Chervil requires even watering and the soil must not be allowed to dry out. These delicate plants grow best in a greenhouse or other sheltered area. Generally planted in shallow trays or on flats. Sprinkle the seed over the soil so that they are approximately 1/8" apart. Firmly press the seeds into the soil and cover lightly with a sowing mix or vermiculite.