400 Organic Chive Seeds [approx]
Latin Name: Allium schoenoprasum
Description: Chives are an easy to grow perennial herb. They produce edible leaves that have a mild onion flavour. If allowed to flower, Chives also produce beautiful pink flowers that are also edible. Their flowers are very beneficial to pollinators. The leaves make a great garnish, or a nice last minute addition of flavour to any dish.
Germination Rate: 81%
Seed Origin: Netherlands
Sowing: March to June
Harvesting: July to August
How To Grow Chives From Seed: Chives are an easy to grow perennial herb. They can be started indoors in March. Using seedling modules or small pots, sow a pinch of seed in each cell/pot. When the seedlings establish, thin to leave only the strongest one in each cell/pot. Transplant out to the garden in May, leaving a distance of 5cm between each plant..
Alternatively, sow directly into your garden from May onwards.
In its first year, it is best to wait until the end of summer to harvest chives for the first time. This allows the plant to get established. When harvesting, leave 10cm of leaf at the bottom of the plant so it can regrow. Removing the flower buds will promote the plant to produce more leaves quicker. The leaves have a mild onion flavour.
Chives, if allowed, produce a lovely pink flower that is also edible.