Organic Chives, Common

Useful as a Companion Plant

Brand: Peaceful Valley    Item Number: SNV8034

$2.99

In Stock! Ships from Northern CA.

$2.99

In Stock! Ships from Northern CA.

Description

Please note: 2018 seeds will begin shipping in December.

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 55F. 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 Pack: 100 Seeds

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Features

  • Attracts Bees/Butterflies
  • Cold Hardy, Down to 25°F
  • Container Compatible
  • Does Not Require Support
  • Edible Flower
  • Fragrant
  • Good for Drying
  • Mild Flavor
  • Open-Pollinated
  • Somewhat Drought Tolerant
  • Useful for Ornamental

Characteristics

Seed Unit Sizes Seed Pack Organic Status Certified Organic Product
Plant Usage Attracts Bees/Butterflies, Culinary Herb, Ornamental Life Cycle Perennial
Planting Time Spring Approximate Harvest Time Late Spring, Early Summer, Late Summer
Ideal Soil Temperature 60-70°F Days to Maturity 120+ Days
Sun Requirements Full Sun/Part Sun Useful Plant Part Flower, Stems
Growth Habit Low Growing Starting Location Direct Sow, Start Indoors & Transplant
Soil pH 6.1 - 7.0
Seed Unit Sizes Seed Pack
Organic Status Certified Organic Product
Plant Usage Attracts Bees/Butterflies, Culinary Herb, Ornamental
Life Cycle Perennial
Planting Time Spring
Approximate Harvest Time Late Spring, Early Summer, Late Summer
Ideal Soil Temperature 60-70°F
Days to Maturity 120+ Days
Sun Requirements Full Sun/Part Sun
Useful Plant Part Flower, Stems
Growth Habit Low Growing
Starting Location Direct Sow, Start Indoors & Transplant
Soil pH 6.1 - 7.0

Planting & Care

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 55F. 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.

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Shipping Information

Shipping Weight: 0.01 lbs. Dimensions: 4.5"L x 3.25"W x 0.1"H

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