This perennial herb will keep coming back year after year and requires very little care once established, giving you a great return on your time raising them from seed. Both the leaves and the beautiful purple flowers are edible - simply cut a few away from the plant when needed and it will continue growing, giving you a nice mild onion flavour.
Number of seeds per pack: 250
- Sow thinly in pots or trays of compost for indoor growing. Cover lightly, water in and keep warm and moist.
- Outdoors sow thinly direct in growing position. Cover lightly, firm down gently and keep moist.
- Seeds should germinate in 14-28 days. As seedlings grow, thin to 20cm (8in) apart.
- Cut leaves and flowers as required once plants have established
Sow indoors: All year round
Sow outdoors: March - May
Chives are a perennial herb. They will give you harvests within the first year of growing. The flowers are edible. The plants will die down in winter and regrow in spring.
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