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 44 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.
First harvest expected6 weeks after planting
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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...Read more
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...Read more
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 ...Read more
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