Garden Giveaway: Grow Chervil, the Sweet Spring Herb

| 4/11/2012 12:16:00 PM

PBHobson2Patsy Bell Hobson is blogging at Oh Grow Up!  When not in the garden or on the road, find her in southern Missouri USA. Read more travel stories at Striped Pot . Find more garden, travel and random rants on her Facebook . 

Chervil (Anthriscus cerefolium) is a delicate herb that is best used fresh. Grow chervil in spring or fall. This delicate herb can't take the heat, prefers moist soil and appreciates partial shade. You may have guessed by its lacy looks that it is in the parsley and carrot family.

Photo by Renee's Garden 

Sometimes called garden chervil, it is a delicate annual herb. Depending on your Zone, sow a few seed in the fall and you may get an extra early spring crop. Some gardeners let chervil bloom and reseed.

Being in the carrot family may explain why chervil roots do not transplant well. Direct sow this seed. Then, in two weeks, sow again to extend the fresh herb supply.

Photo by Patsy Bell Hobson 

6/24/2014 6:29:02 AM

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