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Garlic Chives

Allium tuberosum

Chinese chives. Resembles chives but leaves are flatter and more grass-like. Doesn't spread as rampantly as its cousin either. Lovely as an ornamental with white flowers arranged in a half-sphere on very straight stems. Blooms in August and grows to 2 ft. Has mild garlic flavor.  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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