HEIRLOOM Easy to grow and one of the hardiest perennial herbs, chives thrive effortlessly from the equator to Alaska! We delight in the mild onion flavor of her tender leaves as well as prolific purple blooms, tossing chives on salads and sandwiches as well as frying into fritters and tempura. We savor chives from snowmelt in early spring ’til she’s deep in snow again, often snipping fresh chives on our holiday meals.
Beneficial pollinators flock to the flowers while chives’ sulfurous compounds deter pest insects, making her an excellent companion plant.
|100 Seeds||$4.45||In stock|
|200 Seeds||$7.55||In stock|
|400 Seeds||$14.25||In stock|
When to sow (Transplant Only): Indoors, ~4 weeks before last frost.
Seed Depth: 1/8 inch
Days to Germination: 7-14 at 55-70°F
Sowing and seedling care: 2 seeds/cell thinned to the strongest 1 Harden off seedlings (reduce water & temperature 3-7 days) & transplant after last frost. Mulch reduces weed & watering pressure in both gardens & containers.
Transplant Notes: Spacing: 10-12 inches Full Sun
Days to Harvest: 60 days to flower; 80 days to seed.
Height: 1 foot
Harvest: The sweetest, most tender chives are in spring before they flower.