|Latin name:||Allium schoenoprasum|
|Guarantee:||100% growth and flowering guarantee|
|Preferred location:||Sun, Half shadow|
|Leafs all year:||No|
|Harvesting:||January - December|
Chive seed pads need no prior treatment – the seed pads are ready to use.
How to Sow
Sow under glass in March and in the ground April-May.
These handy round seed pads (8cm diameter) make it easy to grow your own chives. Fill an 8 cm pot (or larger) with potting compost and lay one seed pad on the top. Cover lightly with soil, press carefully down and sprinkle regularly with water. Within a few days the seed germinate. One seed pad is sufficient for a pot full of chives. Sow a seed pad every 2 to 3 weeks and you enjoy harvesting fresh chives all summer and autumn.
The seeds will germinate in 14 to 21 days, under glass at 20° C within a week. Do not allow the seedlings to dry out.
Water extra in dry periods. Keep free of weeds - the chive plants will thrive better. Chives are hardy. Each year around March, the grass-like hollow leaves will appear. Chives flower in May-June.
Harvest period: from April to October.
Chives can be harvested from early spring. Just snip the leaves from the base of the plant leaving the roots intact so that you can enjoy chives again the following year. The plant is hardy although the leaves do disappear during the winter. In spring you will see the chives coming through again.
Chives are originally from northern Asia and Europe. Today they are world used and very favourably used in today’s kitchen. Chives are a representative of the garlic family (Alliaceae).