Days to Germination
15 to 21 days
Days to Harvest
80 to 90 days
Best Container Size
12 inches or larger
Start the seeds indoors near a sunny window 6 weeks before transplanting to the garden. Or sow the seeds directly in the garden in a sunny location in rich, well-drained soil. The leaves can be harvested 4 months after sowing. Cut them often to encourage growth.
Water regularly to keep the soil from drying out.
Continual harvesting ensures denser growth. If you prefer a very mild taste, harvest while in bloom. Chives are excellent for indoor windowsill gardens.
*These seeds are easy to sow, with a fun color coating that helps them germinate. However, the coating adds a few days to the germination time as compared to uncoated seeds.
Last updated: Oct 27, 2020