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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.

  • 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 May 19, 2015
Reviewer: Bryan from Edmonton, KY United States  
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Chives: Garlic Chives April 23, 2015
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heirloom seeds April 11, 2015
Reviewer: Nancy from NJ United States  
Received order quickly, Just planted seeds this week look forward to seeing them sprout. Great packaging, Love how the seeds are packaged I would order from them again

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Great Vendor February 26, 2015
Reviewer: thekarco from Bay Point, CA United States  
I was pleasantly surprised when I received my package ahead of time.  I was quite delighted to notice the excellent packaging that my ordered seeds came in.  I did not expect the metallic envelopes protecting the seeds for the low price I paid for the seeds.

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Great October 2, 2014
Reviewer: Dana Page from Washington D.C., DC United States  
They are already growing

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