Chervil

Cicely is a large wild flower with an anise-like smell, that can be grown as a perpetual vegetable.
Common name : Chervil
Scientific name : Myrrhis odorata
Family : Apiaceae
Category : Perennials
Type of plant : Perennial
If you want to grow a vegetable garden perennial and solid plants, cicely is ideal for you. It is not a real chervil, but its taste is very close. It reaches 1 m, with long triangular leaves cut out. From the family Apiaceae - formerly Umbelliferae - the musk-shaped chervil carries flowers in umbels, as one can suspect. These are white, with up to 15 ‘rays’. As this chervil is perennial, it can also participate in composing massive perennial beds, as well as being installed in the kitchen garden. The musky or aniseed chervil is the base of many culinary preparations if you're looking for an anise and fresh taste. You can also chew on its black fruits while gardening ...

Sowing & planting

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Caracteristics

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Frost-resistance High
Zone USDA 6a
Height 60 - 100
pH 6 - 7

Sow my chervil

Sowing must be done in the fall to be able to germinate in the spring . Musk chervil seeds need some cold to germinate. Sow in semi shade, in a fresh soil and rich in humus. Sow several seeds in each hole, every 60 cm.

Plant my chervil

Plant chervil in spring, in semi shade, in cool soil and rich in humus. Keep 60 cm between each plant. First soak the root ball in a basin of water, then plant in a hole two to three times larger than it. Put back in some soil extracted from the bottom so that the plant is at the right height, then place it. Re-fill the hole by spreading the soil layers in the order they were taken out. Put some compost on the surface, tamp well, then mulch thickly.

Thin out my chervil

After sowing comes the thinning! When the plants have at least four true leaves, keep only one stout every 60 cm. If you have sown in a nursery, it is time to place them in their final location.

Water my chervil

Water frequently so that the soil remains moist the first month after sowing, in fine mist. Watch out the first drought, and do not hesitate to water it twice a week. In pots, water every 3 days if it hasn't rained.

Mulch my chervil

Mulch continuously, with a layer of at least 4 cm, because the chervil enjoys medium dry soils. Fall and spring inputs are usually necessary.

Reap my chervil

You can pick leaves as long as there are some, from April to October. But not all of it suddently either! They do not last long, so consume them within three days.

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