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Chives - Common - Allium schoenoprasum
Hardy Perennial The thin, round leaves of chives are commonly used in soups and sauces. The plant grows in clumps up to 12" high and produces lavender flowers in midsummer. Chives are useful as a companion plant throughout the garden.
Did You Know? Freeze-drying is the best drying method to preserve the chive's delicate flavor.
Soil & Water: Chives like loose, well-drained soil rich in organic matter. Water evenly and moderately while establishing.
Planting & Growing: Start 4-6 weeks before the last frost or sow directly once soils have reached 55°F. Chives grow slowly and usually need about a year of growth before they can be routinely harvested. They can be potted and moved indoors to provide a fresh supply for cooking all year.
Harvesting & Storage: Snip leaves when large enough to use. The flowers are also edible and have a mild oniony flavor. Harvest flowers before they open completely to avoid reseeding tendencies.
Soil Temperature: 60-85°F
Planting Depth: 1/16"
Germination: 7-14 Days
Height At Maturity: 8"-14"
Days To Maturity: 90-100 Days
Sun/Shade: Full Sun
Spacing After Thinning: 5"-8"
Approx Seeds per 1/4 lbs: 93,717 Seeds
For more information, please enjoy our Resource Guide for planting and growing herbs.
Peaceful Valley Farm & Garden Supply brand seeds are guaranteed to germinate. Once the seeds have sprouted, please understand that Peaceful Valley cannot be held responsible for the many uncontrollable growing and climatic conditions that must be met to ensure the success of your crop(s). Peaceful Valley brand vegetable seeds are all non-GMO and Certified Organic.
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- Attracts Bees/Butterflies
- Cold Hardy
- Container Compatible
- Does Not Require Support
- Down to 25°F
- Edible Flower
- Good for Drying
- Mild Flavor
- Somewhat Drought Tolerant
- Useful for Ornamental
Shipping Weight: 0.3 lb
Dimensions: 8.0"L x 4.0"W x 0.5"H
Peaceful Valley Farm & Garden Supply brand vegetable seeds are guaranteed to germinate. Once the seeds have sprouted, please understand that Peaceful Valley cannot be held responsible for the many uncontrollable growing and climatic conditions that must be met to ensure the success of your crop(s).