Chives: Common

Chives: Common - Seeds & Bulbs

Chives, Common
(Allium schoenoprasum)

Not many herbs are as useful as chives, or as easy to grow and maintain. Use the green stems in a number of dishes. The flowers are edible, too. Use them as a garnish, as a decorative addition to vinegars, in salads, and in arrangements. Does well in containers, too. One packet plants a 40-foot row.

Average Packet Count: 600 Seeds
Approximate Seeds per Pound: 128,000
Approximate Seeds per Ounce: 8,000

Plant Type: Perennial
When to Sow Outside: Early Spring, as soon as the soil can be worked.
When to Sow Inside: 6 weeks before last frost.
Seed Depth: 1/2"
Seed Spacing: 1/4"
Days to Emerge: 10 to 15
Thinning: Not Necessary.

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