The hollow, thin leaves of common chives have a delicate flavoring much like mild onions.
It's absolutely delicious when sprinkled into salads and great for flavoring soups and omelettes! Due to this herb plants attractive clover-like blossoms, they are often used for edging flowerbeds as well.
Our Sow Easy seeds are seeds pelleted with an all-natural coating made from a mix of clay, perlite, and FDA-approved food coloring. This coating adds some bulk to small seeds and stands out in the soil, making direct sowing and accurate spacing easier than ever. However, the coating does add a few days to the germination time when compared to uncoated seed.
- Flavor: Subtle onion taste.
- Preparation Ideas: Perfect for adding a subtle onion taste to salads, soups, or omelettes.
- Plant Type: Herb
- Pelleted Seed Count: 200 Pelleted Seeds
- Grows Best In: Full Sun
- Days to Germination: 15-21 Days
- Days to Maturity: 80-90 Days
- Planting Depth: .25"
- Seed Spacing: 6"
- Growing Height: 8-12"
- Best Container Size: 12"+
Instructions: Start indoors near a sunny window 6 weeks before planting outdoors. Or, sow seed in the garden in a sunny location in rich, well-drained soil. Performs best in rows 12 inches apart. Thin or transplant plants to 6 inches apart when they are 2 inches tall. Leaves can be harvested 4 months after sowing: then cut often.
Suggestions: Continual harvesting ensures denser growth. If you prefer a very mild taste, harvest while in bloom. Excellent for indoor windowsill gardens.