Chervil, also known as French parsley, is a fresh herb that’s used for culinary purposes and is in the carrot family. Learn how to grow chervil in your home or in your garden with our easy to follow gardening guide. Often combined with fresh chives,  parsley, and tarragon, this unique flavored herb can add a big flavor punch to cheese dishes, eggs, meats, and sauces. Unlike parsley, chervil is at its best when used fresh – once dried, it loses a lot of its flavor, and this is why growing chervil at home is your best bet!

How to Grow Chervil Indoors or in Your Garden

potted chervilSunlight: 

Prefers light shade. Partial sun. Perfect for windowsills.

Time to Plant:

Spring, before the weather gets too hot.

Maturity:

40-60 days from seeds.

Height:

1-2 feet.

Spacing:

8-12 inches.

Planting Chervil:

  1. Direct sow seeds about 8-12 inches apart directly into your garden or in a pot/container.
  2. Tamp the seeds with your palm.
  3. Soil should be well draining and have a pH of 6.5 to 7.
  4. Keep the soil moist by misting it right after planting, and make sure to keep the soil moist throughout germination.
  5. Chervil should take about 10 days to germinate, depending on the weather.
  6. Keep your chervil herb away from full sun as it prefers cooler weather.

Harvesting Chervil:

  1. Harvest chervil within 45-60 days.
  2. Harvest about one third of the leaves at a time for continuous supply.

Happy Planting!

How to Grow Chervil