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Plant description:

A delicate, leafy, light green annual herb with thin, hollow stems and tripinnate leaves that may be curly. The small white flowers form small umbels. Chervil is highly aromatic and is commonly used to season mild-flavoured dishes such as fish, salads, soups, eggs, meat dishes, and stuffings for poultry, fish. It is also used as a constituent of the French herb mixture.

Family: Apiaceae

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Botanical name

Anthriscus cerefolium

Plant Care

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Common name(s)

Chervil

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Planting Instructions

Sow seeds 3mm deep and 30cm apart. Keep the soil moist. Seedlings emerge in 14-28 days.

Maintenance

Keep the soil moist but not saturated. Pinch plants and deadhead to encourage better growth.

Soil Conditions

Chervil does well in average soil.

Uses

Medicinal: Chervil is used for fluid retention, cough, indigestion, and high blood pressure. Juice from fresh chervil is used for gout, abscesses, and eczema.

Culinary: Chervil is used in the same way as parsley and is used in chicken, fish and egg dishes.

Propagation

Best way to grow it is to sow seeds directly in the garden.

Harvest

About 6 to 8 weeks after sowing.

When to sow

Sow from winter to early spring.

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