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Chives

Allium schoenopraum

Onion-like flavor comes from the robust stems which are generally chopped finely and great to add to almost any savory dish; use in sour cream, cream cheese, soups, and on your morning eggs, etc. The light lavender flowers can be added to your favorite salad, just break the head apart. Grows 8-12".

100 seeds

PLANTING

Perennial , zone 4-9

Germination: 4-10 days

Seed Planting Depth: 1/4"

Starting Indoors/Outdoors: Start indoors 6-8 weeks  before last frost.Provide 65-75 degrees soil temperatures.Transplant seedlings in clusters 6-12" apart. Sow outdoors in spring when soil temperatures reach 60-65 degrees. Sow a few seeds every 2-3" , thinning to 6-12" apart. 

Light  Needs:  Sun 

Soil Needs: fertile, well drained 

Uses: Culinary, attracts bees and beneficials 

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