|Germination time:||12 days|
|Time to transplanting:||+34 days|
|Time to harvesting:||+72 days|
|Mature height:||30-60cm (12-24in)|
|Mature spread:||15-30cm (12-24in)|
|Sow depth:||1.3cm (½in)|
|Growing plant spacing:||15cm (6in)|
Chervil is best grown seeded in place - transplanting can be difficult, due to the long taproot.
You can also sow the seeds in pots indoors for a crop in winter. Sow two or three seeds in a 15cm (6in) pot filled with seed compost. Remove the weaker plants and grow the remaining seedling on a kitchen windowsill.
The germination rate in the seeds will reduce dramatically after they have been stored for over a year. Collect seeds when harvesting for next year's sowing.
Regular harvesting of leaves also helps to prevent bolting.. Pick leaves from the outside of the plant when gathering. You should also remove all but a few flower heads, leaving some for seeds for next year. If plants bolt despite precautions, the plant can be periodically re-sown through the growing season, thus producing fresh plants as older plants bolt and go out of production.
Chervil does not dry well as it will lose most of its flavour. For best results freeze in individual portions.
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