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How to Grow Chervil Plants

Annual, Anthriscus Cerefolium

Chervil, also called French Parsley, is native to eastern and southern Europe. Chervil is an annual herb, and a member of the carrot family. It is very popular in ethnic cuisine. Can you guess which? That's right! It is commonly used in French cuisine!

Chervil has an anise-like flavor. Chervil grows to harvestable size in just 6-8 weeks. The plant grows to 12" high and 8" wide. Chervil has light green leaves, with small, white flowers.


Plant Propagation:

Chervil plants are grown from seed. Plant this cool weather crop in early spring, or late summer for a fall crop.

Directly sow seeds into your garden. Sow seeds early in the season, and cover lightly with soil. Chervil plants do not transplant well.

Thin plants to about 8" apart.


How to Grow Chervil Plants:

Chervil is an easy to grow plant. These cool weather herbs prefer full sun. Plant them in partial shade in warmer areas. They grow well in average to moderately rich soils,

Soil should be well drained.

Water plants during dry periods and droughts, once a week. Add a general purpose fertilizer once or twice during the growing season.

Harvest  mature plants by cutting about 2-3 inches above the ground. This will encourage the plants to re-grow.


Chervil Herb Medicinal Benefits:

Chervil herb has a wide variety of medicinal uses, including:

  • Helps cure stomach disorders and digestion problems.

  • Helps to reduce cellulite.

  • As herbal tea, it improves blood circulation.

  • Treat high blood pressure.

  • Chervil tea helps sooth irritated or tired eyes.

  • Beneficial for liver problems.

  • A cure for coughs,  flu, colds.

  • Skin tonic and to cure various skin problems, like acne and eczema.


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