Chervil and its cultivation

chervil, Anthriscus cerefolium , is a plant that belongs to the Umbelliferae family like other aromatic herbs, and is relatively easy to grow in the garden, as well as in pots on the balcony. The leaves of this species are used, and a small amount is enough to give dishes a delicate spicy flavor.

Of Asian origin, this aromatic was imported into Europe in Roman times, in the Middle Ages it was also known as a plant for medicinal and herbal uses, as well as culinary. Chervil, in fact, in addition to its taste, is interesting in that it is rich in many beneficial substances, including vitamins A and C.

Port chervil is herbaceous with stems about 40 cm tall and bright green leaves that turn red in fall. When the plant flowers, it emits the characteristic white umbrellas specific to the family to which it belongs, called “umbelliferae”, or even “beekeeping”. Several other aromatic plants belong to the same family, such as coriander. Now let’s see how to simply grow it in the garden or in a pot, in the most ecological way possible.

Contents [Ocultar]

  • Planting chervil

    • earth and manure

    • Planting time and method

  • cultivation of chervil

    • Growing chervil in pots

  • Picking and storing chervil leaves

Plant chervil

Starting to grow this aromatic plant is very simple: it is unpretentious in terms of soil and climate, and it is not difficult to grow seedlings directly in the garden soil.

Chervil seeds can be easily found online, here is a reference for those interested.

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