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Chives Allium schoenoprasum

How to sow chives: Direct seed. If planting indoors, harden off before transplanting seedlings outside.

Sun requirement for chives: Plant in Full Sun

Chives has been planted 41 times by Growstuff members.

Chives are a perennial herb in the Allium genus related to garlic, shallots, leeks, scallions, and Chinese onions. They are grown for culinary and ornamental purposes. The scapes or stems are hollow and tubular and have a mild onion taste. They are one of the fines herbes of French cuisine and commonly used fresh. The plant forms dense clusters of slender 2-3cm bulbs, which can be cooked. Chive flowers are edible, star-shaped, and pale purple. Chives are a good companion plant because their sulfur compounds repel negative insects, and their flowers attract bees.

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Predictions

Perennial

living more than two years

First harvest expected

6 weeks after planting

Height

50cm

Spread

10cm

Row Spacing

20cm

Companions

indian mustard squash fuji apple cayenne pepper cheongyang chili pepper peperoncini

Photos

Chives crops

Chives plantings

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Chive flowers.
Chive flowers.
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Chives harvests

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What people are saying about chives

Shakey SHakey Town

by shiny,

We've been rock and rolling with 7.7 Earthquake at midnight and i lost count of how many 6-pointer aftershocks - and a tsunami evacuation. Super tired, this morning we went home for about 90 minutes sleep - and then went looking for something normal (instead of our wavy shaken up house). Scho...

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New photos

by Cesy,

I've just uploaded some more recent photos of my plants. The [parsley](crop) is still going strong, having seeded itself in a second spot along the box. One patch has died back a bit - I clearly need to pick it and use it more often. The [chives](crop) have also died back a bit, again probably be...

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Another week, another heap of things planted

by Skud,

I really should've got started on winter planting sooner, I think. Everything in the garden is in a lull right now. Although people near me are still blogging about the last of their crops from summer, all we have still going are some chillis and some [basil](crop). Lots of things died off in ...

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