Herboo Chives Seeds
Herboo Chives Seeds
Herboo Chive Seeds
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Chives

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What's not like about these very useful cut herbs. From their pompon like lilac flowers, to their delicious light onion taste which is still half firm favourite of our favourite dip for crisps.

BOTANICAL NAME
Allium schoenoprasum

NICKNAME
Chives and cive.

QUANTITY
300 seeds

PLANT SIZE
Height: 50cm
Width: 10cm

CONTAINER SIZE
15cm width

SOWING
Indoor: Anytime
Outdoor: Mar-Jul

GROW TIME
Germination: 14-20 days
Matures: 90 days

SPACING
Sow: 10cm apart
Plant: 15cm apart

WHAT THEY LOVE
Light: Partial Shade, Full Sun
Soil: Weighty soil
Water: Everyday during dry periods
Food: Feed each spring

COMPANION PLANTS
Grapes, tomatoes, carrots, broccoli, cabbage, eggplant, kohlrabi, mustard, peppers, potatoes, rhubarb, roses, squash, and strawberries.

OUR TIPS
Sow seed 1cm deep, cover the seed lightly with soil as they germinate in darkness. Keep in a warm spot and be sure to water the soil so it remains moist.
When plants have filled a container, either move into a slightly larger pot or lift the plant out and divide the rootball using a sharp knife, replanting into two separate pots.
Be sure to deadhead spent flowers and clear debris when the chives die back in late autumn.

BRINGS TO YOUR GARDEN
Easy to grow
Great for containers
Summer long crops

HARVESTING
To keep plants productive, remove spent flowers or use the bright young blooms in salads. Cut leaves as needed with scissors, snipping close to the base of the plant. Get into the right rhythm as cutting will produce more leaves. 

MAKES FOR GREAT..
Sour cream and chive dip, add some flavour to butter. Add the flowers for a herbal bouquet or try out some savoury chive biscuits.

HEALTH BENEFITS
Chives are high in vitamin C, folic acid, potassium, calcium and iron. They help digestion and metabolism, immune support and even help to lower cholesterol levels. You'll get the best benefits by eating them raw.