- You will get more leaves for longer if you grow chervil in partial shade. This will help to prevent it from bolting
- Plant 20cm apart
- Choose moisture-retentive soil
- Keep them well-watered during dry spells
- Cut back regularly to keep the plant leafy for longer
- When it does eventually bolt, you can leave it to re-seed and it should produce several new plants for you to enjoy
- Harvest leaves as you want to use them - they have a soft aniseed flavour, great for salads or sprinkled over chicken, fish and veg. It's good mixed with mayo too.
Annual or Perennial?
Chervil is a biennial but should be treated as an annual herb.
Is Chervil good for Companion Planting?
Try growing chervil alongside carrots to deter carrot root fly. It is said to repel slugs too, but so far we haven't seen any evidence of this!