Chives have leaves which resemble blades of grass and have a mild onion smell and taste. Once established chives need only minimal care. A natural source of Calcium, Iron,Vitamins A, B1, B2, and Niacin.
How to Grow Chives
- Latin Name: Allium schoenoprasum
- Days to Maturity: 75- 80
- Hardiness Zone: 3- 9
- Soil: Ph 6- 7
- Temperature: Warmer
- Light Preference: Full sun to partial shade
- Depth: 1/4"
- Plant Space: 1/2"
- Row Spacing: 18"
- Pests/disease: Thrips
- Seed Count:
- 1 oz - Approximately 7,000 Seeds
- 4 oz - Approximately 28,000 Seeds
- 1 lb - Approximately 112,000 Seeds
Chives are drought tolerant however for higher yields they prefer consistent, thorough watering. Leaves should be harvested before flowering begins and may be harvested up to 3 or 4 times each year. Established chive clumps should be divided every 3 years.