Chives, Chive Seeds

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  • Delivery Available with Online Checkout
  • Not Available In-store at Colchester Mackey's
  • Not Available In-store at Willimantic Mackey's
  • Not Available In-store at Woodstock Mackey's

This hardy perennial herb is easy to grow and can be planted with flowers, vegetables and other herbs.

  • Use as a border or in pots, either indoors or outside.
  • The thin, green tube-like tops have a mild onion flavor.
  • Used for flavoring salads, soups, stews and stir fry.
  • Flower are also edible.
  • Grows well in a sunny or slightly shaded location.

SPECIFICS: (see below for complete sowing information)

  • SEED DEPTH: 1/4 inch
  • SEED SPACING: 10-20 seeds within a 3 inch circle, 24 inches apart
  • EMERGES: 10-15 days
  • MATURES: 30 days

SOWING:

  • Plant seed outdoors as soon as the ground can be worked.
  • Plant 10-20 seeds within a 3 inch circle.
  • Each seeded area should be 24 inches apart.
  • Cover with 1/4 inch of fine soil, pressed down.
  • Keep soil consistently moist until seeds start to grow.

GERMINATION:

  • Germinates in 10-15 days depending on soil and weather conditions.

THINNING:

  • No thinning should be necessary, as chives grow best in clumps.

NOTES:

  • When plants are 4 inches tall, cut outer leaves near ground with scissors.
  • Use fresh or frozen.
  • When in flower, the lavender blooms make a very decorative border.

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