Chives - 50 seeds

Chives - 50 seeds

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The purple or white pom-pom flowers of chives top aromatic stems in summer. The leaves are edible and have a mild onion flavor; the flowers can be used as garnishes. Plants grow in dense clumps to 2 feet high. Use chives in a cottage, herb, or vegetable garden, or in containers.

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chives prefer full sun. Soil needs to be moist, fertile, rich, and well-draining. Before planting, incorporate 4 to 6 inches of well-composted organic matter. Apply 2 to 3 tablespoons of all-purpose fertilizer (16-16-8) per square foot of planting area. Work compost and fertilizer into the soil to a depth of 6 to 8 inches. For a head start, start the seeds indoors 8 to 10 weeks before the last spring frost. Transplants need good growth before being set in the garden. If you are growing from seed, sow as soon as the soil is workable in the spring. For the best growth, the soil should be around 60º to 70ºF. Plant seeds ¼ inch deep and final plant spacing should be 4 to 6 inches apart in all directions.