Possessing a mild aniseed flavour, chervil is a biennial herb grown for its leaves that are a key ingredient of fines herbes, or used to perk up salads, egg, potato and fish dishes. The flavour is lost if the herb is dried or cooked for too long, so add leaves just before the end of the cooking time. A useful herb for growing in a cool shady position outdoors.
Water plants regularly, especially during hot, dry summers. Ensure plants are grown in a cool shady spot plants will run to seed if subjected to high temperatures and dry sunny spots. Chervil is a prolific self-seeder. Remove a proportion of the flower heads to prevent being over run with seedlings, but allow some to remain to provide you with new plants for growing on. Chervil can be grown as a winter crop. Protect with cloches or grow in a cold frame.
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