Chives Seeds

$2.29

Chives are a perennial culinary herb with a nice mild onion flavour. The narrow, grass-like leaves are perfect for salads and the delicate purple flowers are edible and delicious. Makes a great edging in the garden and will also grow nicely in containers.

 

- Life Cycle: Perennial
- Days to Maturity: 90
- Canada Hardiness Zone: 4-9
- Planting Depth: 5 mm
- Plant Spacing: 15-30 cm
- Growth Habit: 30 cm tall

GROWING INSTRUCTIONS

This piquant perennial is a favorite to add fresh to salads, soups and just about any other dish! The bright green shoots reliably and readily spring up every year and supply gardeners with plenty of their signature onion flavour.

Seed can be started indoors 6-8 weeks before the last frost. When sowing directly outdoors, plant seeds as soon as the soil can be worked in the spring. Seeds should be planted 5mm deep and covered lightly with soil. After germination, thin plants to 10-15 cm apart. Transplant outside when seedlings are well established, the danger of frost has passed and soil temperatures are around 15 degrees. A site with fertile, well-drained soil and full sun will provide the best growing conditions.

Once established, chives are quite hardy and will grow productively with little required maintenance. Mulch around the base of the plant is helpful, to protect their shallow bulbs and conserve moisture. Remove the appealing and edible flowers before they go to seed. If seeds are left to scatter, you will surely see the little onion-like sprouts emerging all throughout your garden the next season.

It is a good idea to divide chive bunches every few years. Break them into clumps of 10-12 small bulbs and replant or share with friends and neighbors. Chives taste best harvested about 30 days after transplanting. Be sure to cut down to the base of the plant. Harvest multiple times per year and enjoy the pungent flavor and health benefits of this prolific perennial regularly. 

QUICK FACTS

- Chives are repulsive to insects in general but their flowers provide a great deal of nectar for bees and other beneficial pollinators. 

- Chive blossoms can be tossed in a salad or, more commonly, used to garnish a dish.

- Chive seeds will remain viable for 1 year if stored in a cool, dark place, ideally between 4 and 10⁰C. After that, the germination rate may start to go down.

OUR SEED GUARANTEE

You know that a lush, fruitful garden needs good soil, frequent watering, and sunlight to grow, but it’s the seeds that really make the harvest.

Picked and bagged for 2022, the vast majority of our seeds have germination rates of over 85%. The seeds are all-natural, non-GMO, non-hybrid, untreated, and open-pollinated for seed saving.

We have put a lot of thoughts into the design and packaging of our seed packets. Our seeds are all carefully packed in food grade kraft paper/aluminium zipper lock bags, and then are shipped in eco-friendly padded mailers.

We heat-seal each of our seed packet for even more protection from moisture, odour and light, allowing you to store your seeds for up to 3x longer than paper or plastic. Plant them all, germinate some indoors, save some for next season - it’s up to you!

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02/02/2022
Nicole B.

The seeds arrived quickly (for Canada Post...

The seeds arrived quickly (for Canada Post). Well packaged. The seeds germinated and sprouted quickly! They are growing well in my Aerogarden. So excited for them to get big enough to use! Thank you so much!

EG
08/12/2021
Evasis G.

The packaging for these seeds are just so...

The packaging for these seeds are just so cute and perfect! they arrived super quickly and in safe packaging. Thank you so much for the wonderful seeds!

EG
08/12/2021
Evasis G.

The packaging for these seeds are just so...

The packaging for these seeds are just so cute and perfect! they arrived super quickly and in safe packaging. Thank you so much for the wonderful seeds!

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11/10/2021
Eliza B.

Healthy seeds. Nice packaging. Thank you v...

Healthy seeds. Nice packaging. Thank you very much.

EB
11/10/2021
Eliza B.

Healthy seeds. Nice packaging. Thank you v...

Healthy seeds. Nice packaging. Thank you very much.