Chive Seeds, Organic Whole NonGMO Herb Seeds Great For Indoor and Outdoor Gardens B100

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Use leaves and flowers in cooking, Heirloom, NON GMO

Days to Maturity: 80 from direct sow

The one must-have kitchen herb, chives are perfect for almost any savory dish. Snip the leaves in bunches at the base of the plant, then chop and use fresh or freeze for year-round use. The flowers can also be used for an even milder onion flavor - they look gorgeous in salads, and have that irresistible peppery onion aroma.

Chives are pretty enough to be used ornamentally as well as in cuisine. They make fine companions to roses, keeping away many destructive pests with their strong scent while beautifying the garden with their large ball of lavender-pink blooms. They are a good "guard" for any plant that needs a little muscle to keep out nibbling visitors.

And chives are perennial from one end of the country to the other. Direct sow the seeds anytime from spring through summer, placing several seeds together in the planting hole. The slender green shoots will appear within a few weeks, and be ready for harvest in about 3 months.

Chives rewards you with long-lived plants that set lovely blooms, offer good garden protection, and can be snipped as needed for cuisine. We are confident that it will become one of your favorites for herb, vegetable, and flower garden.

Genus Allium
Species schoenoprasum Zone 3 - 9 Bloom Start to End Late Spring Days to Maturity 80 Habit Upright Seeds Per Pack 100 Plant Height 12 in Plant Width 8 in - 12 in Additional Characteristics Direct Sow, Edible, Flower, Fragrance, Herbs Bloom Color Light Pink, Light Lavender Foliage Color Medium Green Light Requirements Full Sun, Part Shade Moisture Requirements Moist, well-drained Soil Tolerance Normal, loamy Uses Cuisine, Ornamental, Outdoor

This easy to grow, perennial heirloom grows in mounded clumps and can be tucked into any small space in the garden near the kitchen. Harvest the greens with mild onion flavor for use on baked potatoes, fish and egg dishes. The pretty purple flowers attract butterflies and bees. Hardy Perennial Easy to grow inside or out Works well in a container or garden Attracts bees and butterflies Grows to 12 -24 in. tall

Organic Chives Culinary Herb Seeds. Allium schoenoprasum. Perennial. Non-GMO. A member of the onion family along with garlic and leeks, organic chives are a smaller, more tubular relative boasting more delicate flavors than larger root crops. Organic chives seeds are known for a tenacious weed-like vigor and, like many herbs, require little attention once established. Although drought-tolerant, keep chives watered for the best flavor.

How to Grow Organic Chives Culinary Herb from Seed Organic chives seeds are a cool-season crop that can be sown direct or started indoors in early spring or early fall. For early starts, begin 6-8 weeks prior to transplanting. Plant 2-3 seeds .25" deep per cell or 2-4" apart in garden in fertile, organic, and well-drained soil in full sun to partial shade. Chives seeds germinate in 7-21 days, thinning to 1 per pot or 4-6" apart in the garden as true leaves establish.

Although drought-tolerant, keep chives watered for the best flavor. Chives are tenacious perennials with weed-like hardiness and vigorous reseeding.

Organic Culinary Chives Seeds in the Herb Garden Often grown for the home and kitchen alongside other bright aromatic favorites, organic chives are one of the easiest and most reliable herbs both in and out of the garden. Despite being an internationally favored herb and spice, organic chives seeds grow just as outstanding of an ornamental in the garden, maturing at 16" tall topped with dozens of purple allium-like blooms.

During late spring or once they"ve grown 6" long, your organic Chive Herbs will give off a mild spice and produce light-fuschia colored flowers that also provide a slight onion flavor. Cool season organic chives will be ready for harvest before the edible flowers begin to bow over as the warmer temperatures set in, before going to seed.

Harvesting Organic Chives Culinary Herb When harvesting your chive herb shoots, don't trim all the way to the base until the end of the season. Snip off bunches of chives just about a third of the way up the shoot. Don't harvest more than 80% of the plant at once. Fresh chives shoots can be stored for several days on your counter-top by standing them in a glass and filling part-way with water.

About Organic Culinary Chives Herb Seeds Allium schoenoprasum. (60 days).

Chives, what can't you do with chives! They are great grown in patio pots, planted in the garden, used as borders, and companion planting. It is said that chives love carrots and improve their growth. Chives also can deter carrot flies, and planted under roses, will help control black spot. It can also make an excellent organic insecticide, control fungal infection, mildew and scab. What organic gardener can go without chives? Or what chef, for that matter?

Of course, EVERYONE knows how to use chives in cooking, from fish to baked potatoes. It has so many uses, but did you know you can make tasty vinegar out of the blossoms?

Don't forget to dry plenty of chives in the solar drier to give away at Christmas. People just love homemade organic herbs as gifts. It couldn't be easier!

Chives are also rich in vitamins A and C, contain trace amounts of sulfur, and are rich in calcium and iron.

Chive blossoms attract bees, butterflies, and other beneficial insects to your garden.