Garlic Chives-100 Seeds

Garlic Chives-100 Seeds


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A herb, not a vegetable though related to the onion. This flat-leaf variety of Garlic Chives seeds has a strong garlic flavour and aroma.  A welcome palatable alternative to those who like garlic to accompany cheese and soups. Recognized to be an excellent attractant and nectar source for bees and other beneficial insects. Use this herb as companion plants to repel aphids from flowers or vegetables prone to attack. Also called Chinese chives.


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Quick Facts

  • Perennial

  • Delicious garlic flavour

  • Use flowers in salads

  • Popular in Asian cuisine

  • Great in dumplings and stir fries

  • Plant 15 cm apart

  • 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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