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With overtones of both garlic and onion, this herb will find its way into many of your favorite dishes. These easy to grow plants will grow 18-24" tall with a spread of about 12", which makes them compact enough for container gardens. Just be sure to place your containers in full sun for optimal flowering and growth. These chives are perennial in most areas and can be very long-lived. If you want to prevent self-sowing, deadhead the plants. Harvest the leaves when they are young and tender for maximum flavor. Beginning in late summer and into early fall, these chives will produce pretty white star-shaped flowers. These flowers are edible but you will not want to eat them all as pollinators are wildly attracted to them. The delicate garlic flavor works well in uncooked foods where fresh garlic could be too much. Try this wonderful herb in Asian cooking, soups, dips, marinades, salads and flavored vinegars.
Days To Maturity:< 75-85
- Sow seeds in flats or pots, cover seeds ¼-½" deep.
- Seed germinates best at 70°F in 14 days.
- Plant or set out in full sun or partial shade.
- Chive plants are usually not thinned but grow in bunches.
- Direct sow in late spring.
- Clumps may be dug, stored over winter and set out to flower in the spring in colder climates.
- Chives are perennial, tolerating frost but not prolonged freezing temperatures. They also grow year-round indoors.
What's In The Package: Approximately 250 seeds per packet.