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Chives- seed packet

Drawing of chive plants with green leaves and pink blossoms growing in the ground
Days to Germination
15 to 21 days
Planting Depth
1/2 inch
Plant Spacing

6 inches

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.

Growing Tips

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.

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Last updated: Oct 27, 2020
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