Seed Exchange - The slender, onion-flavored, green foliage of chives can be eaten fresh or cooked, and can even be frozen for use later. The cheery, lavender-pink flowers of this perennial herb are also edible and make this species a welcome addition to ornamental borders. Plants will self-sow. Perennial in zones 3-9.
Perennial in zones 3-9
Plants grow to 12-20 inches tall
Onion-flavored foliage and edible pink flowers
Instructions - Sow seeds indoors ¼" deep. Transplant outdoors as soon as soil can be worked in spring. Chives are also easy to direct seed. Established plants can easily be divided in both spring and fall. Remove spent blossoms regularly to prolong blooming.
Sow 4-6 weeks before the last frost
Germination 7-14 days
Plant 4-8" apart
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