250 Chives Seeds Culinary Herb Allium schoenoprasum

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This long-lasting, perennial herb grows to 18 inches tall and has cylindrical, hollow leaves. It is a member of the onion family and produces lavender, pom-pom shaped flowers in early summer. Both leaves and flowers are edible and have a delicate, onion flavor that can be used in many dishes.

Sowing: Chives grow well in a variety of soil types, though they prefer rich, well drained soil and full sun or partial shade. The seed can be started indoors about 4 weeks before the last spring frost; provide bottom heat, consistent moisture, and darkness for fastest germination. Common chives seeds should sprout within 2-3 weeks; they can be transplanted 6-8" apart as soon as they grow big enough to handle safely, and there is no chance of frost. To direct sow, plant common chives seeds after the last frost of spring 1/4" deep in rows 18" apart, thinning to 6-8" apart as soon as the seedlings appear. Chives also grow well as a container plant. For companion planting benefits, plant chives with carrots; this improves the carrots' flavor and production.

Growing: Keep the soil moist while the seedlings are developing. Chives will spread vigorously with each year of growth, and can easily be divided for new plantings. After several frosts, cut the plant down to the ground.

All multiple orders of the same seed are put in the same bag. For example if you order 500 beefsteak tomato seeds x 3 then 1500 seeds will be put in the same bag. We do not send out 3 individual bags with 500 in each. This goes for all seeds unless they are listings of different seeds.


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