Chives – Original

$3.48

One of the easiest herbs to grow in your garden from early spring to fall. Chives add a wonderful onion-like flavour to many of your favourite dishes. Their delightful lavender-coloured flowers are edible and indicate spring’s arrival. Reaches about 38 cm (15″).

Price is for seed packets. Plants are available at store. 

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Description

Botanical name
Allium schoenoprasum

Family
Amaryllidacea

Spacing
1 clump per square foot

Depth
Sprinkle seeds liberally and cover with 6 mm (¼”) of soil.

Requirements
Full sun. pH 6-7.

Germination
Seeds will sprout in 6-10 days.

Pests
Chives stay relatively free from pests and diseases. A companion plant to repel aphids.

Timing
Start indoors in March for transplanting into the garden in April. Chives grow in clumps.

Growing
No special instructions needed. For bushier foliage, cut down flowery stems before they blossom.

Harvest
85 days

Season
Cool, perennial

Links
A beautifully colourful recipe using chive flowers and asparagus:
Asparagus with Sesame & Chive Blossoms