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Herb - Chives, ORGANIC
Herb - Chives, ORGANIC

Herb - Chives, ORGANIC

Allium schoenoprasum

A kitchen garden essential. Grows 8-12" tall in clumps from underground bulbs. Edible purple to pink flowers. Chopped leaves and flowers used in salads and as garnish. Hardy in zones 3-9. Full sun. Perennial. 

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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 Perennial 1-2 years

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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.