Chives (Baker Creek)
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This mild onion is as simple to grow as grass! Chives (Allium schoenoprasum) are a perennial in zones 3-9, making it easy to have their flavor close at hand for potatoes, salads and soups. The purple flowers are also edible, and perfect in salads, too. Grows to about 18 inches tall. Here are our best tips on How to Grow Chives, too!
Each packet contains approximately 300 seeds.
Planting and Harvesting Tips:
Plants grow well in full sun, ample water and rich sandy soil. Sow directly in the ground — 1/4 inch deep — in early spring. Provide 4-6 inches of space in all direction and allow to grow in bunches. Do NOT thin. Divide every three years to keep vigorous.
Pick in the early morning when aromatic oils are at their flavorful best. Harvest as soon as the leaves are a few inches long. Snipping to two inches above the ground will encourage new growth.