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Culinary Chives

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Heirloom

Culinary Chives

(Allium schoenoprasum)
Easy to grow heirloom. Mounding strappy leaves with mild onion flavor that adds pizzazz to green salads & c...
(Allium schoenoprasum)
Easy to grow heirloom. Mounding strappy leaves with mild onion flavor that adds pizzazz to green salads & complements vegetables & eggs. Pretty lilac blossoms attract butterflies. Perennial.
Seed Count: Approx. 1362 / Weight: 1.5 gms
$ 1.88 $ 3.79$

TO PLANT OUTDOORS

In cool spring weather, sow clusters of 7 to 10 seeds about 8 to 10 inches apart in well worked, fertile soil in sun or part shade. Cover 1/4 inch deep and press soil firmly over seeds. Keep evenly moist as seeds germinate slowly over several weeks. Emerging clusters of seedlings have very slender grass-like leaves that mature into mounds.

 

TO START EARLY INDOORS

In early spring, sow 7 to 10 seeds in individual containers of starting mix and cover 1/4 inch deep. Keep evenly moist as seedlings slowly emerge and provide a good light source until ready to plant outdoors. Transplant clusters of seedlings when 2 to 3 inches tall after gradually acclimating plants to outdoor conditions.

 

THIN OR TRANSPLANT

Space clusters of 7 to 10 seedlings 8 inches apart.

 

GROWING NOTES

Chives bear lilac-pink clover-like flowers in late spring and summer. After bloom finishes, cut entire plant back to 2 inches to encourage regrowth of tender new leaves. Given plenty of moisture and a location out of fierce sun, chives are hardy, self sufficient plants.

Plant In

Sun/Shade

Planting Depth

Space Seeds

Days To Germinate

Mature Height

Feb. – May
Sun or
partial shade
1/4 inch
1/2 inch
14 – 21 days
1 foot

Plant In

Sun/Shade

Planting Depth

Space Seeds

Days To Germinate

Mature Height

Feb. – May
Sun or
partial shade
1/4 inch
1/2 inch
14 – 21 days
1 foot

Plant In

Feb. – May

Sun/Shade

Sun or
partial shade

Planting Depth

1/4 inch

Space Seeds

1/2 inch

Days To Germinate

14 – 21 days

Mature Height

1 foot

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