Growing Chervil In Your Garden
Chervil is an annual that many cultivate as a culinary herb garden plant. It is in the parsley family. The first thing that you must know about chervil is that you should grow this garden plant from seeds. Here are some of them. Chervil should be planted in a semi-shaded location as it does not require sunlight throughout the day. Therefore, if you are living in a hot zone, then it has to be shifted to a shaded area when the temperature is at its peak. In that case, growing chervil in pots will be easier for you. This plant grows well in rich and moist soil. However, it can be grown in a poor soil condition as well, provided it is well-drained. The ideal time for planting summer chervil is early part of the spring. On the other hand, if you want winter chervil, then you should sow it in late summer. For faster germination of the seeds, soak the seeds in water for about 24 hours before sowing them. These seeds are very small in size and it should be placed at the top of the soil where high amount of nutrients are present. Dig a hole of about ⅛ inch into the soil and put the seed into it and then you may or may not cover it with soil.
The planted seeds usually sprout within 2-3 weeks. The seedlings do not require any special care. You just have to water them regularly especially in hot weather conditions so that the soil does not dry up too much. Otherwise, the garden plant may bolt and the flavor of the leaves will change. Check out the soil for weed growth and remove them from time to time.