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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

43 days after planting

Height

50cm

Spread

10cm

Row Spacing

20cm

Companions

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Photos

Chives crops

Chives plantings

Chive flowers.
Chive flowers.
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Garden 2014
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Chives
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Chives harvests

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What people are saying about chives

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