866.229.0927
9am - 9pm EST | 7 Days/Week


  Home > Heirloom Seeds > Heirloom Herb Seeds >

  Chives: Onion Chives (1g, 800 seeds)
Onion Chives Heirloom Herb Seeds | Grow Onion Chives


 
Our Price: $1.79


Availability: Ships in less than 24 hours!
Product Code: 27ONION_CHIVES
Qty:

Description More Information
 
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
  • Nutritional value:

Average Review: 5 of 5 Total Reviews: 44 Write a review.

  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
 
The best seeds we've ever planted April 13, 2016
Reviewer: Beth from Warner, NH United States  
Our family began using My Patriot Supply seeds last year and were very impressed with the quality and crop we received. These are high quality seeds that I can feel good about knowing they are GMO free. This spring I planted early and a friend came to help. She brought some organic seeds from a different company to plant as well and within 24 hours the MPS seeds were already sprouting while hers took more than a week to begin popping up. I highly recommend MPS to anyone who is looking to plant a garden!

Was this review helpful to you?

  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
 
Seeds December 24, 2015
Reviewer: Edwin Smith from Mckinney, TX United States  
Good looking seeds, can't wait to plant them. They were shipped very prompt.

Was this review helpful to you?

  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
 
Chives : Onion Chives October 20, 2015
Reviewer: Robert Church from Deltona, FL United States  
Love the Packaging and these are being saved to be planted after the chaos that is soon to come has passed and we have to grow our own food!

Was this review helpful to you?

  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
 
Excellent response to order August 11, 2015
Reviewer: Paul Pashia from Hereford, AZ United States  
While there has not been enough time to see if the seeds are fertile, based upon the efficiency that my order was handled I give a 5 thumbs up

Was this review helpful to you?

  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
 
Great access to a variety of heirloom seeds July 24, 2015
Reviewer: KS from Cincinnati, OH United States  
I won't have an opportunity to plant the seeds until next year and am looking forward to it.

Was this review helpful to you?

View All Customer Reviews
(Your shopping cart is empty)