Onion Chives-100 Seeds

Onion Chives-100 Seeds


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100 Seeds

Sow Chives Organic seeds at any time of year. Hardy, perennial, and easy to grow, the chopped stems and pink flowers add a fresh, mild green onion flavour to sandwiches, salads, and baked potatoes. Clumps can be divided in spring or fall. If grown in containers, divide frequently enough to provide for constant lateral growth. Chives are surprisingly hardy and can be harvested all winter if given some protection from extreme cold. They are also quite drought tolerant, so they’re good candidates for xeriscaping. The edible flowers are highly attractive to bumblebees, hoverflies, and other beneficial garden insects.


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Quick Facts

  • Perennial

  • Fresh mild onion flavour

  • Use flowers in salads

  • Use stems and flowers

  • Great indoors and in containers

  • Hardy perennial.
  • Evergreen in most climates, but can die back in harsh Winters.
  • Flat leaves.
  • Mild garlic/onion flavour.
  • White flowers June to August.
  • Likes a sunny position but will tolerate shade.
  • Likes rich, moist but well-drained soil. Will tolerate poorer soils.
  • Remove flowers for the best flavour, but flowers can be used in salads.
  • Split/divide every 3 -4 years in Spring.
  • Can be grown indoors or out.
  • Usually, reaching 30 – 60 cm tall.
  • Always leave 5 cm for best re-growth.
  • Chives are considered a cool-season crop, which means that they grow best in the spring and fall. The harsher temperatures of summer usually cause them to go dormant until cool weather arrives again.
  • For a head start in colder regions, start chive seeds indoors 6 to 8 weeks before the last spring frost. Transplants need good growth before being set in the garden.
  • Outdoors, sow seeds as soon as the soil is workable in the spring. Note that they can take a few weeks to germinate, so don’t panic! For the best germination and growth, the temperature of the soil should be between 15º and 21ºC.
  • Plant transplants outdoors once the threat of frost has passed.
  • Chives grow best in full sun, though they will tolerate light shade.
  • Soil needs to be moist, fertile, rich, and well-draining. Before planting, incorporate 10-15 cm of well-composted organic matter. Work compost into the soil to a depth of 15-20 cm
  • Sow seeds about 5 cm apart and no more than 6mm deep. Cover with a thin layer of soil.
  • Once seedlings emerge, thin so that plants are spaced between 10-15 inches apart in all directions.




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