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Heirloom Garlic Chives Herb Seeds | Grow Garlic Chives


 
 



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Garlic Chives have thin, flat leaves with a nice garlic flavor are used to add that hint of garlic to sauces, dips, salads, vegetables, etc.

Seed stems are also harvested and used in oriental dishes. Average: 85 days

Detailed planting instructions:

While chives will tolerate a wide range of soil conditions, they prefer slightly acid soil (pH 6.2 to 6.8) with moderate fertility and high organic matter.

Garlic chives (Allium tuberosum) grow up to 2 feet tall.

In spring or fall, direct seed onto well-prepared seedbed (covering very lightly), or transplant established plants. (If starting from seed, plants probably won’t be large enough to harvest for at least a year.)

Regular cutting helps keep plants vigorous and healthy and encourages spreading. Keep flowers picked to discourage dormancy in warm weather.

No fertilizer is needed if planted in reasonably fertile soil. Plants harvested frequently benefit from nitrogen top-dressing.

Divide and replant clump in fresh soil every three to five years.


HARVESTING

As long as weeds are kept under control, and they are watered when the weather is very dry, chives will continue to grow.

As soon as the leaves have reached several inches in height, you can start removing the needed portions.

Begin by removing the outer-edge leaves and working inward. Cut the leaves with scissors, leaving 1-2 inches above the ground.

Once flowers appear, purple pom pom flowers on onion chives or white flowers on garlic chives, cut the stems back.

To promote new growth, cut back whenever the height exceeds six inches.


SAVING SEEDS

Allow your existing chive plants to blossom and watch for when they start to dry out and lose their color
If the chive plants are in a windy location or in a place they can be bumped, put a bag over the the flower heads and tighten the opening with a string or rubber band. This will catch the seeds so don't fall away.

Allow flower heads to completely dry out.

Cut the flower heads off of the plants and put them in a bag that has extra room in it for the flowers to bounce around in it.

Shake the bag, dislocating all the tiny black seeds out of the flower heads. The seeds will be about the size of a flea, so look for them carefully.

Store the seeds in a cool and dry location, such as a refrigerator drawer.

Features
  • Comes in E-Z Lock resealable, reusable triple-layered foil packets
  • Seeds are open pollinated and can be grown, harvested, and replanted endlessly
  • Dried & sealed airtight for long-term storage
  • Nutritional value: An excellent source of vitamin C, vitamin A, calcium, and iron.


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great! April 17, 2014
Reviewer: Anonymous Person from Harrisonburg, VA United States  
great packaging- can't wait to plant!

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reliable seeds April 7, 2014
Reviewer: Michele from Long Beach, CA United States  
This is my first attempt at growing herbs. All that I started indoors have sprouted.  I am very happy.

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Excellent service March 12, 2014
Reviewer: JS from Gainesville, TX United States  
I haven't planted my seeds yet but the ordering, shipping and packaging were all excellent. I received my order in a timely fashion and will continue to order from My Patriot Supply in the future and tell my friends about it as well.  I was searching for non-gmo seeds and My Patriot Supply offered two to three times as many seeds per packet at half the price of the other websites I looked at.

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Heirloom seeds November 12, 2013
Reviewer: Peter Jones from New Hartford, CT United States  
Nicely packaged

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great product! September 15, 2013
Reviewer: jessi from millville, NJ United States  
I Bought an array of items and I
am more than happy with the whole pick. I bought them for my bug out bag and I bought enough to feed five families.
I was amazed that they pack them in Mylar bags so they keep fresh longer. I am excited to plant them however most of them will not be tested until the real test comes. I am very happy that the amount of seed i bought is such a small light load I can feel secure that My family can survive in any situation for long term.

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