Chives herb seed by Mr. Fothergill’s. Mild onion flavour. Much loved for its fresh, delicate onion flavour. Compliments many dishes including salads and sauces. Tough plants ideal for growing on a cool windowsill.
Plant Class: Hardy Perennial (HP).
Useful Information: Suitable for contained gardens; Herb garden
Sow and Grow: Sow and grow indoors for all year round crops. Sow 0.5 cm (1/4-inch) deep, in small pots of compost. Water well and place in a warm position. A temperature of 15-20 degree C (60-68 degree 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, 20 cm (8-inch) 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, 0.5 cm (1/4-inch) deep, directly into finely-prepared, warm, well-drained soil, which has already been watered. Thin seedlings to 20 cm (8-inch) apart. Harvest: by cutting leaves once they reach 15 cm (6-inch) tall (outdoor crops from June). Pick a few leaves from each plant so they regrow quickly.
Hints and 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.
1x 750 Seeds Pack