Organic Chives Flowering in the Garden


Cichorium intybus

A somewhat woody, perennial herbaceous plant with bright blue flowers, rarely white or pink. Many medicinal uses, but often cultivated for salad leaves. Roots are also roasted as a coffee substitute. Full sun. Perennial. (0.6 Gram Packet)
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Product Description

Average Seed / oz Seed / 100′ Row Average Yield / 100′ Row Days to Harvest
24400 n/a n/a 80-90
Planting Season Ideal Soil Temp Sun Frost Tolerance
After Last Frost 65-85°F Full Sun Lightly Tolerant
Sowing Method Seed Depth Direct Seed Spacing Seeds Per Packet
Direct Seed 1/4″ 3-4″ 480
Mature Spacing Days to Sprout Production Cycle Seed Viability
8-12″ 7-14 Annual 1-2 years

Site Selection

Chives are a perennial that prefers full sun and fertile, well-drained soil.


Chives can be direct seeded outdoors in early spring. Optimal soil temperatures for germination are 65-85°F. Sow seeds ¼" deep and 3-4" apart. Seeds will germinate in 7-14 days. Thin seedlings so mature plants are 8-12" apart.


Chives can be harvested as soon as plants are large enough. Harvest from the outer portion of plant first. Snip leaves so that 1-2" inches remain above the soil. Chives can be used fresh, dried, or frozen for long-term storage.

Additional Information

Weight 1 g

0.6 grams – Packet


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