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Chervil [Anthriscus cerefolium]

Chervil [Anthriscus cerefolium]

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Tips to reduce water use

We recommend mulching the beds.
Experience has shown that covering the ground with hay or straw can reduce evaporation by 80%. Keeping the beds evenly moist will create an optimal moist microclimate under the mulch. This not only helps the plants to grow, but also reduces the water consumption enormously. On our farm we only water every 2-3 days and irrigate a 200 m2 cultivation area in the Algarve in Portugal with 500l of water. Our beds are always moist, which promotes plant growth and crop quality.

It is also advisable to keep the beds moist at all times.
Even if the bed is not used for a certain period of time. Drying out the soil causes a huge reduction in the micro- and macro-organisms in the soil, resulting in an infertile soil.
Tests have shown that the addition of water to the entire bed is lower over a longer period of time than if it is only poured selectively. Due to the small volume of the poured areas, as opposed to the large dry volume, they dry out faster than if the entire volume of the bed were filled with moisture.
Similar to heating in an apartment.

Maintaining an energy level always requires less energy than having to reach this level again and again.

Shippping and pickup information

We offer CTT shipping for seeds worldwide! With us you always get a tracking number to track your parcel. The shipping costs differ depending on the continent.
Here is a list of regions and prices:

National Shipping Portugal (with Azores and Madeira Islands)
Envelope or Parcel up to 500g = €4.50
Parcel up to 2kg = €8
Parcel more than 2kg = €16

Europe shipping
Envelope up to 100g = €7
Parcel up to 500g = €9.50
Parcel up to 1kg = €14
Parcel up to 2kg = €20
Parcel more than 2kg = €40

United States shipping
Envelope up to 100g = €8.50
Parcel up to 500g = €15.50
Parcel up to 1kg = €24
Parcel up to 2kg = €33.50
Parcel more than 2kg = €67

World shipping (to all other areas)
Envelope up to 100g = €7
Parcel up to 500g = €14
Parcel up to 1kg = €21
Parcel up to 2kg = €31.50
Parcel more than 2kg = €63

After completing your order when you check out, you will receive an order confirmation email from us with your tracking number.

Pick up
You can pick up your order at any time by appointment at our farm or at the markets we visit. The possible pick-up options will be displayed to you directly when you check out.

Markets we visit can be found above in the menu bar under"Market Dates"

Chervil is a very old annual spice and medicinal plant. Chervil has its origins in south-eastern Europe up to the Caucasus region. This special herb has been used for seasoning or detoxification since ancient times. The taste of chervil is slightly sweet and is reminiscent of fennel and anise. It grows very quickly and blooms in very warm temperatures, which can be compensated for by sowing monthly. The plants are not hardy and self-sow easily. Not suitable for pregnant women and those with kidney disease.

General information
Plant family: Apiaceae
Lifecycle: Annual
Days until harvest: 60 days
Plant hight approx: 60 cm
Root type: Deep and shallow rooter
Nutrient requirements: Low
Water requirements: Medium
Winter hardiness: until 3°C
Location: Semi shady
Soil: Permeable, constantly moist

pH value: 6 until 7

Information on sowing and planting
Germ type: Light germinator, cold germinator
Sowing depth: 0 cm
Best germination temperature: 15-22°C
Germination time: 6-14 days
Plant-, row distance: 15x20 cm

Optimal mix culture: Lettuce, Radish, Horseradish, Lettuce, Onion
Unfavorable mix culture: Cress, Nasturtium, Coriander, Parsley, Rocket

Planting information
Chervil is sown directly outdoors from April, after the last frosts and an average temperature of 18°C, until summer, or grown in a warm place from March. Sowing monthly is recommended for a continuous harvest. If chervil young plants are exposed to large temperature fluctuations or heat, bolting is encouraged. It can be grown well in pots on the windowsill. A regular harvest promotes yield. As a weak eater, this variety is easy to care for and, apart from potassium, only needs a small amount of other nutrients. Moist locations with little humus are also suitable for growing chervil in the garden. Chervil is a cold germinator, where the seeds require colder phases of 5 to 10 °C for 4 to 6 days.

Other names
Latin botanical names: Anthriscus cerefolium
English names: Chervil
German names: Kerbel, Korfel, Korbel, Kufelkraut, Eselskörbel, Karweil, Keferfil, Kräutl, Körblikraut
Portuguese names: Cerefólio
Spanish names: Perifollo
French names: Cerfeuil

It contains essential oils, flavonoids, vitamin C and minerals that have a diuretic, blood-thinning, anti-inflammatory and vitalizing effect.

Potent germination capacity: 1-2 years

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