Chives Seeds (Allium Schoenoprasum)
Price for Package of 200 seeds.
Garlic chives are also known as Chinese chives have attractive narrow, flat gray-green grass leaves to 12 inches long when allowed root space to fully mature. Its white blossoms appear in great profusion in summer and are good cut-flowers for fresh or dried arrangements.
Both leaves and flowers have a pronounced garlic flavor, although milder than bulbs, that adds zest to salads, stir-fries, rice, and noodles. Perennial. Leaves freeze well. Can be grown all year round potted on a windowsill.
You can sow chives seeds thinly outdoors in spring where you want them to grow. Prepare the soil well with added compost or other soil improver and rake to a fine tilth before sowing. Thin out the young plants to 23-30cm (9-12in) apart when large enough to handle.
Seeds can also be sown indoors from March to June in pots or cell or plug trays filled with seed sowing compost at a temperature of 18-21C (65-70F). Lightly cover the seed with more compost and keep moist. When seedlings are large enough to handle, transplant into 7.5-10cm (3-4in) pots in bunches of 4-6 seedlings per pot. Grow on the seedlings in cooler conditions of around 10C (50F) and plant outside when the last frosts are over, after hardening off – gradually acclimatizing them to outdoor conditions – for 10-14 days.
- HEIRLOOM ?
- Organic Seeds ?
- Organic Seeds
- Organic/natural ?
- Organic/Natural: Yes
- Edible ?
- Sowing depth ?
- Sowing depth 1 mm
- Life Cycle:
- Perennial plant : Yes
- Resistant to cold and frost ?
- Resistant to cold and frost
- Suitable for growing in flower pot ?
- Suitable for pot: Yes
- Medicinal Plant ?
- Medicinal Plant: Yes