Chevril, French by Renee's Garden
Heirloom Herbs: French Chervil
EXCLUSIVE - Chervil’s lacy leaves are finely cut and light green, as delicate and dainty as their flavor is subtle. This classic herb is essential in French “fines herbes” mixtures and used as a tarragon substitute. Chervil has a refined taste reminiscent of anise and parsley, delicious in salads or to highlight sauces, sautés and soups. Hard to find in U.S. markets, chervil is an important herb for kitchen gardeners to grow – its special flavor rewards your efforts many times over. Our imported seed is the best French variety.
Takes light frost
EASIEST TO START OUTDOORS
Start chervil in early spring when weather is settled but still cool. Plant in filtered sun or light shade if climate is very hot. Sow seeds 1 to 2 inches apart in a well-worked fertile seed bed. Cover very lightly and keep evenly moist while awaiting germination. Sow again for a fall crop when weather cools in late summer or early fall.
THIN OR TRANSPLANT
Thin seedlings to stand 4 inches apart when they are large enough to handle.