Chives Biggy Seeds

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500 Seeds
Allium schoenoprasum
Item Code: 26432
Height: 30cm(12in)

Details

Details

Bigger leaves than ordinary chives this high yielding variety has delicious, thick, fleshy leaves and a strong upright habit. Plants also regenerate quickly after picking and show resistance to rust. Can be grown indoors all year round.
✔ Delicious, thick, fleshy leaves
✔ Use in salads, stir-fries etc.
✔ Ideal for growing in pots

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Planting & Harvesting

Sow & Grow

Sow and grow indoors for all year round crops. Sow 0.5cm (¼in) deep, in small pots of compost. Water well and place in a warm position. A temperature of 15-20°C (60-68°F) is ideal. Seedlings usually appear in 14-21 days. Grow on in cooler, but not cold conditions.
For earlier outdoor crops, sow indoors March-May. Gradually accustom plants to outside conditions (avoid frosts), before planting out into warm, well-drained soil, 20cm (8in) apart, during May-June. Alternatively, plants can be grown on a light windowsill.
Or sow outdoors March-May for ease, where they are to crop, 0.5cm (¼in) deep, directly into finely-prepared, warm, well-drained soil, which has already been watered. Thin seedlings to 20cm (8in) apart.
Harvest: by cutting leaves once they reach 15cm (6in) tall (outdoor crops from June). Pick a few leaves from each plant so they regrow quickly.

Hint's & Tips

If you are short of space, chives are decorative enough to be grown in flower borders or pots on the patio. It is a rewarding and long-lived herb.