Chives grow in clumps like grass, sending up hollow graceful thin leaves and lovely lavender flowers that are shaped like puff balls that bloom in the spring. It has a delicate onion like flavor that are used for flavoring salads, soups, potatoes, and stews. Chives are perfect for the home gardener. They are very easy to care for. Grows well in pots. Good for gardens and containers. Very hardy perennial.
Sowing: Plant 1/4 of an inch deep as soon as the ground can be worked. Plant in full sun (will tolerate filtered sun) in well drained soil. Cultivate soil and enrich with vegetable food and organic matter firm soil over seed. Blooms in early spring. Can also be grown indoors.
Germination: 10-15 days Spacing: 12 inches Height: 12 inches
Soil: almost any type of soil that is well drained Moisture: Regular, do not overwater. Days to Maturity: 75-90 days after sowing, 60 after transplant it is ready for cut and come again harvesting Light: Full sun, will tolerate filtered sun
Care information: Cold hardy. Tolerant to sandy, poor, normal, and loamy clay soils.
Snip leaves down to 2 inches as needed Can be used continously. To make the most of the soft onion flavor, serve raw or add just before serving. The flowers are edible and make a striking garnish for any dish. Can be refrigerated.
Divide clumps every 2-3 years.