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Onion Chives Heirloom Herb Seeds | Grow Onion Chives


 
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Foliage grows 6-12” tall and has a mild onion flavor great for flavoring a wide variety of dishes! Grass-like clusters of hollow leaves grow back quickly after being cut.

Chopped leaves make an attractive garnish! Round balls of pink flowers are very showy and beautiful and can be used as a garnish as well! Suitable for growing in containers. Average: 80 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.


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
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