CHIVES, COMMON

CHIVES, COMMON

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  • Heirloom culinary perennial
  • Versatile and tasty! Chives can be used in a range of culinary endeavors
  • Thrives in bright, sunny growing areas

Chives Seeds (Common)

Chives are perennial herbs that can be planted indoors or outdoors. A very versatile and tasty herb! Not only do chives add flavor to baked potatoes, but they can also be used to flavor soups and other foods as well.

Bright green, slender, hollow leaves with a mild onion flavor; pinkish-purple pom-pom flowers appear in late spring to early summer. If there were an award for "easiest herb to grow", chives would win, hands down. Once you plant chives in your garden, chances are you'll always have them. They can be easily dug up and divided if the clump gets too large. In mild climates, plants are nearly evergreen.

Attributes: Drought Tolerant, Good for Containers, Attracts Pollinators, Deer Resistant

 

Name(s) Chives, onion chives, rush leeks, garlic chives, Chinese chives
Scientific Name Allium schoenoprasum and Allium tuberosum
Days to Harvest 30-60 days
Light Full sun to partial shade
Water: Even and consistent moisture
Soil Rich, fertile, well-draining soils 
Fertilizer 3-3-3 granular, every 2-4 weeks as needed
Pests Thrips, onion maggot
Diseases Damping off (fusarium or pythium-based), downy mildew