Tastes like mild, sweet onions. Great in salads or herbal vinegars. Height 6-10". Treated seed. Approximately 1290 seeds/package. Zone 3.
Perennial – Zones 3-9.
Sow seed ½" deep in pots or flats of soil mix. Germination is very slow. Constant moisture, darkness and warm temperatures are required. When seedling are 4 weeks old, transplant in the garden. Chives should be divided every 3 years. Leaves can be snipped when plants are 6" tall. You should not cut closer than 2" from the ground, since the plants need some leaves to keep growing.
wiltjen's Chives Seeds Care Instructions
If sowing directly, aim to sow 0.51 inches (1.3 cm) deep and try to ensure a gap of at least 0.98 inches (2.5 cm).
Ensure you have enough space in your garden for this plant - Chives is known for growing to a height of approximately 45.0 cm (that's 1.46 feet in imperial).
Remember to water moderately.
A soil ph of between 5.2 and 8.3 is ideal for Chives as it does best in acidic to alkaline soil so test your soil acidity often.
More information about Chives Seeds is available in the Folia gardener's wiki. All Chives Seeds Care Instructions have been kindly provided by our members.
Seed Starting Schedule
- Sow Indoor