Chervil seeds are best established directly outdoors, when the weather is warm and all danger of frost has passed. Begin by clearing your sowing area of all unwanted plant life, including weeds. Next, scatter a few seeds into the prepared area, covering thinly with 1/16" of topsoil. It is very important that light can reach the seeds, in order for germination to successfully occur.
Chervil will enjoy an area of light shade for the majority of the day and should not be kept in full sunlight. It does particularly well in mild temperatures of 60F to 70F and doesn’t like the heat of summer. Chervil plants will adapt to many soil conditions, though it does prefer a rich, dark soil that’s filled with nutrients. The plants will need a fair amount of water, but just make sure the soil is well drained. Adding a light compost to any area consisting of hard compact soil will improve drainage.
Your Chervil will begin to show life within as little as 7 to 14 days after sowing. The plants will grow to a mature height of about 18 inches tall and can take up a fair amount of space. Space each plant roughly 9 to 12 inches apart from one another. To harvest, wait until the plants are at least 6 inches tall, snipping 2 to 3 inches off of each plant to allow for continued growth. Excessive heat may cause the plants to bolt, which simply means that the plants will seed soon after.
Question: Are your seeds GMO?
Answer: Absolutely not! At Seed Needs, we have a strong stance against GMO based seed products. We promise to NEVER knowingly carry, or ship GMO based seed products.
Question: Are your seeds orgnic? Or do you offer organic seeds?
Answer: At this time we do not offer certified organic seed varieties. Although some of the seeds in our shop may be from organic suppliers, we do not have the rights label them as such.
Question: Are your seeds Heirloom?
Answer: Yes, we carry a diverse selection of heirloom seeds that are sourced from professional growers that are located all over the globe. A small selection of varieties are Hybrids, and are labeled as such on the product listings.
Question: Are you located within the United States?
Answer: Yes, we store and ship all of our seeds from New Baltimore, Michigan.
Question: Do you ship out of the USA?
Answer: At this time we only ship within the United States and to Canada.
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