Organic Chive Seeds 4050. Heirloom Herb. Approx. 400 seeds/pkt (840 seeds/gram)
The entire plant is edible but preference is for the young, long, dark green onion-shaped leaves with their mild onion flavour. The delicate leaves are used in salads, soups, stews, omelettes and dips. The stunning purple-blue flowers are used in salads and as colourful garnishes. Chives are a good choice for pollinator gardens as the flowers attract bees with their large supply of pollen. Plants grow in clusters to 25cm (10in) high. Perennial hardy to Zone 3.
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Sow seed outdoors in mid to late May to June, or start them inside and transplant after the danger of frost has passed. Chives can be grown indoors on a sunny window or under lights during the winter. Indoor chives are short-lived. Outdoors, Chives are low-maintenance plants – all you really need to do is provide water when necessary. Lightly feed with a general-purpose fertilizer as too much can adversely affect the production of the essential oils responsible for taste and smell. Chives are grown for their leaves. Harvest continually to stimulate growth.
|Blooming Season Begins
|Days to Emergence
||Up to 16 days
|Degree of Difficulty||Easy|
|Frost Tolerance||Winter Hardy|
|Height||Low (15 - 25cm)|
|Organic Status||Certified Organic|
|Propagation||Start Indoors or Sow Direct in Spring or Late Summer|