Oh la la, Chervil is a delicate annual herb that is famous for the blend of French herbs, it has a combination flavour of parsley and liquorice. Chervil is a great herb to grow in your windowsill herb garden to avoid damage from the hot summer sun in Australia.


How to grow chevril in a garden

  1. Choose a part shade spot in your garden with well drained soil. Enrich with Yates Thrive Natural Blood & Bone with Seaweed
  2. Sow seed direct, planting them in clumps of 2-3 seeds at 25 cm intervals. Cover lightly with Yates Black Magic Seed Raising Mix and water well. 
  3. Water regularly. Once seedlings emerge, thin seedlings and feed weekly with Yates Thrive Natural Fish Seaweed+ Plant Food Concentrate
  4. Harvest by regularly snipping the leaves– this will also help encourage leafier growth. Sow successive crops every 2 weeks to extend you harvest window.

 

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How to grow chevril in a pot

  1. Choose a pot at least 300 mm wide and deep and position in part shade. Fill with quality potting mix, such as Yates Premium Potting Mix
  2. Sow seed direct, planting them in clumps of 2-3 seeds. Cover lightly with Yates Black Magic Seed Raising Mix and water well. 
  3. Water regularly. Once seedlings emerge, thin seedlings and feed weekly with Yates Thrive Natural Fish Seaweed+ Plant Food Concentrate
  4. Harvest by regularly snipping the leaves– this will also help encourage leafier growth. Sow successive crops every 2 weeks to extend you harvest window.

Growing tips

  • If growing outdoors, try to provide some shade to protect the herb from harsh afternoon sun.
  • As Chervil is likely to bolt during summer, try to cut the flowers before bloom to prolong the harvest season.


More Plants

Tarragon

Tarragon is an essential herb to French cooking. It is very drought, cold tolerant & can be grown in pots or large tubs & can be harvested all year around.

Bay Tree

Bay Trees are versatile plants and easy to maintain. The aromatic leaves can be used for Italian dishes, stews and soups – yummy!

Thyme

Thyme makes an attractive ground cover & is perfect for flavouring stock, stuffing & sauces. Once it’s established, it won’t need much attention at all.

Rosemary

Rosemary is an attractive herb with needle-like leaves with lavender blue small flowers that are attractive to bees. Perfect to combine with lamb dishes.


Recommended products

Yates Black Magic Seed Raising Mix

Specially formulated for trouble-free seed raising in trays (or outdoor seed sowing direclty into the ground) and propagation of cuttings.

Yates Premium Potting Mix

A premium potting mix, ideal for all potted plants and shrubs, including ornamentals, fruit trees, vegies and herbs.