Common Chives Seeds

Organic, Heirloom

Chives are super easy to grow, require little maintenance, tolerate drought, and come back year after year. Edible flowers are loved by bees, make a tasty chive vinegar, look and taste great in salads, and dry well for arrangements; foliage and/or flowers add a subtle onion flavor to many dishes. Great for containers; grow indoors for year-round harvest.

  • Conventional Heirloom #5031 - 800 mg
    This packet sows up to 31 feet.
  • $1.89
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  • Organic Heirloom #6062 - 500 mg
    This packet sows up to 19 feet.
  • $1.99
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Botanical Name: Allium schoenoprasum

Family: Alliaceae

Native: Europe, Asia, North America

Hardiness: Hardy perennial in USDA zones 4–8

Plant Dimensions: 12" tall, 8"–10" wide

Variety Information: Bright green, slender, hollow leaves with a mild onion flavor; pinkish-purple pom-pom flowers appear in late spring to early summer. If there were an award for "easiest herb to grow", chives would win, hands down. Once you plant chives in your garden, chances are you'll always have them. They can be easily dug up and divided if the clump gets too large. In mild climates, plants are nearly evergreen.

Exposure: Full sun to part shade

Attributes: Drought Tolerant, Good for Containers, Attracts Pollinators, Deer Resistant

When to Sow Outside: 4 to 6 weeks before your average last frost date, when soil temperature is at least 45°F, ideally 60°–70°F; or as late as 2 months before your average first fall frost date.

When to Start Inside: 6 to 8 weeks before your average last frost date.

Days to Emerge: 10–15 days

Seed Depth: ¼"

Seed Spacing: A group of 10 seeds every 8"

Row Spacing: 8"

Thinning: Not required

Harvesting: FOLIAGE: Cut outer spears of chives when at least 6" long, and cut back to 2" above ground level. Once or twice a season, shear plants to 2" above ground. This will keep new, tender foliage available. FLOWERS: Harvest for dried floral arrangements and meals when in full bloom.

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Common Chives Seeds Reviews

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Super Easy
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I have begun growing an herb garden on a cart that i got from ikea. I put these chive seeds in a small pot and within 4-5 days they sprouted. They are growing very quickly and i am so happy with them! I have begun growing more in other pots to give to my friends.

Easy to Grow
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These chives were easy to grow, and very forgiving. Great for a beginner gardener. The cut and come again method kept me in chives all Summer and into Fall.
Kate Isdell

Common Chives Seeds
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This was my first time planting chives from seeds, I usually purchase seedlings, locally. Seeds were sown after danger of frost and raised bed soil temperature was above 70 degrees F. Very slow to grow. Not nearly as lush as planting seedlings. Next Spring I will either start seeds indoors or plant seedlings.
JoAnn Johnon

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