Herb Garden Chives Seeds
Chives is an herbaceous perennial that provides a strong onion flavor when added to recipes.
Days to Maturity: Perennial
Hardiness Zone: 3-10
Planting Depth: ¼-½”
Plant Spacing: 6-12”
Growth Habit: Upright
Soil Preference: Rich and moist
Temp Preference: Warm
Light Preference: Full sun or partial shade
Flavor: Mild onion and hints of verdant spice
Sowing and Growing
Start chives outside in early spring as they will germinate in cooler temperatures in 14 days. Warm to temperate seasons are ideal to maintain growth. If you want to plant chives earlier and live in a cold region, start inside 6 to 8 weeks before your average last frost date. Once the seedlings appear, thin the chives to 6 to 8 inches apart. Select a sunny location (partial shade is fine) and sow seeds as soon as the soil can be worked. Cover and firm with soil. When harvesting, clip with scissors. Contains Calcium, Iron, Vitamins A, B1, B2, Niacin.
Be sure to trim back the flowers as they will readily reseed and can become a nuisance. Expect flowering to occur in late spring. The flower buds are edible too and can be used in salads or as a garnish. Cut shoots down as needed to the base, a couple of inches from the ground. Harvest 3 to 4 times the first year, then cut back once a month the following years. You can store chives by freezing them in a container. Dried chives lose their flavor.
- 2 g - Approximately 500 Seeds
- 1 oz - Approximately 7,000 Seeds
- 4 oz - Approximately 28,000 Seeds
- 1 lb - Approximately 112,000 Seeds
- 5 lb - Approximately 560,000 Seeds
- 25 lb - Approximately 2,800,000 Seeds