The chervil is a delicious root vegetable with a fine and subtle taste and notes chestnut
In addition to’interest of his flesh in the kitchen, c’is a relatively easy crop and vegetable’maintenance.
In short, that’you should know:
Name : Chaerophyllum bulbosum
Family : Apiaceae
Type : Root Vegetable, bisanuelle
Height : 30 to 40 cm
Exposure : Sunlight
Ground : Rich and fresh, well drained
Harvest : Summer
Planting tuberous chervil:
Before’begin planting your chervil, make sure the freshness of the seeds. It is essential’have seeds’great freshness at the risk of never seeing the sunrise.
Time to sow tuberous chervil:
Sowing chervil occurs at’fall, not before November and may extend up’in December.
- Loosen the soil to 20 cm and ideally bring dehydrated manure or compost few days before
- Dig lines every 30 centimeters.
- Sow a seed every 2-3 centimeters.
- Lightly cover the seed with a light soil (possibly mixed with soil)
- Drizzle with light rain.
For spring planting, stratify the seeds in a pot, in a mixture of soil and sand and store in the refrigerator for about 15 days.
This period allows’activate seed germination. Then sow.
Lifting of tuberous chervil:
The chervil needs’a long period of dormancy, in the cool of the’winter, before starting to rise.
So the lifting takes place in the spring.
- By the spring, water regularly but not too soon as the soil is dry.
- Lighten about 10 cm by keeping only the most vigorous plants.
Maintenance of tuberous chervil:
The chervil calls little’maintenance, the only essential gestures are the same as those specific to all cultures as a regular weeding.
Hand watering, it is useful’water in the spring if the natural rainfall were lacking.
- Spud so regularly hoe the soil and water in case of extreme heat or prolonged drought.
- Water regularly, especially in hot weather because the water needs are important.
Harvest tuberous chervil:
Harvesting takes the tuberous chervil’was generally from June and up’in the month’August.
If you have opted for a Spring planting, there Harvest will be held at’autumn.
Best time to harvest the tuberous chervil:
- Wait until the leaves turn yellow and start to fall on the floor.
- Once the missing foliage, tear the roots and dry them directly on the ground.
- The consumption of chervil is not done for several weeks.
Conservation of tuberous chervil:
A dry time, tuberous chervil can be cleared of leaves that grow in the neck.
- Lightly brush the Cerfeuils tuberous order’remove’excess soil.
- Store Cerfeuils tuberous in crates with a little sand.
- Let ripen the chervil 1 to 2 months before consumption.
Bought from primeur or supermarket, tuberous chervil is conserved in the crisper of the refrigerator for several days.
Diseases and parasites in tuberous chervil:
The chervil is fairly resistant but it is sometimes prone to attacks’spider mites and aphids.
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Tuberous chervil can also be affected by the carrot fly but it is rarely fatal. The best way of’avoid is the’associate with’other repellent plants.
Associated with tuberous chervil’Other vegetables:
The chervil LOVE especially the presence of’garlic, of chive, s’onion, the parsley, of leeks.
Use of tuberous chervil in the kitchen:
Please note, chervil leaves are edible and are even toxic.
The chervil n’has no connection with the aromatic plant of the same name, chervil. We appreciate, in tuberous chervil, its flesh his nutty, slightly sweet.
Tuberous chervil can be cooked in different ways, a few to’image of the potato. It is eaten cooked, as well as an accompaniment to meat and fish that’in soup or mashed.
Malignant Council on the tuberous chervil:
For warmer climates, do not hesitate to mulch the soil in the spring to maintain’freshness and moisture in the soil.