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Grow Organic Chives

Grow Organic Chives

Grow Organic



Description

Chives - Common - Allium schoenoprasum

Hardy Perennial The thin, round leaves of chives are commonly used in soups and sauces. The plant grows in clumps up to 12" high and produces lavender flowers in midsummer. Chives are useful as a companion plant throughout the garden.

Did You Know? Freeze-drying is the best drying method to preserve the chive's delicate flavor.

Soil Temperature: 60-85°F
Planting Depth: 1/16"
Germination: 7-14 Days
Height At Maturity: 8"-14"
Days To Maturity: 90-100 Days
Sun/Shade: Full Sun
Spacing After Thinning: 5"-8"
Approx Seeds per Pack: 100 Seeds

 

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Features

  • Attracts Bees/Butterflies
  • Cold Hardy
  • Container Compatible
  • Does Not Require Support
  • Down to 25°F
  • Edible Flower
  • Fragrant
  • Good for Drying
  • Mild Flavor
  • Open-Pollinated
  • Somewhat Drought Tolerant
  • Useful for Ornamental

Characteristics

Organic Status :
Certified Organic Product
Approximate Harvest Time : Early Summer
Approximate Harvest Time : Late Spring
Approximate Harvest Time : Late Summer
Growth Habit : Low Growing
Life Cycle : Perennial
Plant Usage : Attracts Bees/Butterflies
Plant Usage : Culinary Herb
Plant Usage : Ornamental
Planting Time : Spring
Seed Unit Sizes : Seed Pack
Soil pH : 6.1 - 6.5
Soil pH : 6.6 - 7.0
Starting Location : Direct Sow
Starting Location : Start Indoors & Transplant
Sun Requirements : Full Sun/Part Sun
Useful Plant Part : Flower
Useful Plant Part : Stems

Planting and Care

Soil & Water: Chives like loose, well-drained soil rich in organic matter. Water evenly and moderately while establishing.

Planting & Growing: Start 4-6 weeks before the last frost or sow directly once soils have reached 55F. Chives grow slowly and usually need about a year of growth before they can be routinely harvested. They can be potted and moved indoors to provide a fresh supply for cooking all year.

Harvesting & Storage: Snip leaves when large enough to use. The flowers are also edible and have a mild oniony flavor. Harvest flowers before they open completely to avoid reseeding tendencies.

Shipping Information

Shipping Weight: 0.02 lb

Dimensions: 4.5"L x 3.25"W x 0.1"H


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