Chemical-free farm-grown Chives (Allium schoenoprasum) seeds for organic growing.
All seed varieties are grown at our farm, Fireweed, or gathered sustainably from the near by wilds. We gather, process, and package every seed variety we carry ourselves with love and care in small batches. We never purchase seeds from outside sources to resell to you. All of our varieties are open-pollinated, grown without the use of chemicals, hybrid-free and GMO-free.
1 pkg (approx 50-70 seeds)
To 1ft tall with hollow leaves and purple flowers. Clump forming. Often grown as an ornamental as well as a kitchen herb.
Full sun to partial sun, prefers well-drained soil but will tolerate most soil types.
Chives can be direct sown in the garden in spring or fall, or started indoors in flats and then transplanted out.
Chives are very drought tolerant and require little to no water throughout the growing season once established. Clumps can be divided in spring or fall of 3rd or 4th year to increase vigour, or propagate new plants.
Once the plants are mature they can be harvested by snipping to the ground with scissors. They will re-grow for several harvests throughout the season. The flowers can be collected individually. The flower stalks are to fibrous to use.
Tender blades of chives can be chopped and added fresh to a variety of dishes for a fresh green onion flavour. The flowers are edible, and make a pretty and tasty addition to salads.
Chives are antimicrobial and blood cleansing, they are also warming and help to increase circulation in the body.
Attracts Pollinators, Deer Resistant, Kitchen Garden, Low Maintenance, Drought Tolerant.