Chives, Common Seeds

Mild onion flavor. Snip fresh over steamed vegetables or into dip.

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$2.50

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Chives have been in use as a culinary herb in China since around 3,000 BC. It was Marco Polo who returned westward with the notion that they made good eating, but chives were not popular in European gardens until the 16th century. Chives have a wonderful mild onion flavor and are excellent in many meals; great raw or cooked. Cut leaves for salads, potatoes, and soups. The flower heads can also be used for an even milder onion flavor - they look gorgeous in salads!

Michigan Seeds grown on our farm Renegade Acres in Howell, MI!

Additional Info

Botanical Name Allium schoenoprasum
Life Cycle Perennial
Min. Time to Germinate 10 Days
Max. Time to Germinate 14 Days
Depth to Sow Seeds 1/4 in.
When to Sow Indoors 6-8 weeks before last spring frost
Growing Height 12-18 in. (30-45 cm)
Plant Spacing 3-6 in. (7-15 cm)
Hardiness USDA Zone 3a: to -35F, USDA Zone 3b: to -30F, USDA Zone 4a: to -25F, USDA Zone 4b: to -20F, USDA Zone 5a: to -15F, USDA Zone 5b: to -10F, USDA Zone 6a: to -5F, USDA Zone 6b: to 0F, USDA Zone 7a: to 5F, USDA Zone 7b: to 10F, USDA Zone 8a: to 15F, USDA Zone 8b: to 20F, USDA Zone 9a: to 25F, USDA Zone 9b: to 30F
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Danger N/A
Bloom Color Purple
Bloom Time Late Spring/Early Summer, Mid-Spring
Other Details Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater, This plant is resistant to deer
Soil pH Requirements 6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic), 6.6 to 7.5 (neutral), 7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)
Days to Harvest 80-90
Propagation Methods By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets), From seed; direct sow after last frost, From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall, From seed; sow indoors before last frost, From seed; stratify if sowing indoors, From seed; winter sow in vented containers, coldframe or unheated greenhouse
Seed Collecting Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds, Bag seedheads to capture ripening seed, Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored
Seeds Per Pack 200