Chives Seeds | Allium Schoenoprasum | By Mr Fothergills

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Chives Seeds | Allium Schoenoprasum | By Mr Fothergills
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Chives Seeds | Allium Schoenoprasum | By Mr Fothergills

Chives Seeds | Mr Fothergill's

Our allium schoenoprasum Chives seeds grow into a great herb that compliments many dishes. This tough plant has long green stems and is ideal for growing on a cool windowsill. Much loved for its delicate onion flavour, chives can be used in salads and to add subtle flavouring to soups, sauces, chicken, white fish, and cheese. Decorative enough to be grown in flower borders or pots on the patio, chives are a rewarding and long-lasting herb.

Variety Information

No. Seeds Per Pack 750
Sow Indoors January - December
Sow Outdoors January - December
Location Full Sun
Harvest Time January - December
Hardiness Hardy Perennial

Features

Mild Onion Flavour
Tough
Easy To Grow
Great For Salads, Sauces, & Soups
Optional Extras
  • 5 Pack Seedling Planter Tray 24 Cells
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  • 1L Grow Your Own Liquid Seaweed Fertiliser by Empathy™
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  • 200 Litres - The Chamberlain Wooden Raised Grow Bed by Lacewing™ - 100cm² (H20cm)
    Add +
  • Easy Fleece Tunnel
    Add +
  • Slug Barrier Circles
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Selected items will be included with your purchase

Herbs are easy to grow. Below we address some common queries:

  • Hardiness: this species is hardy and well-suited to the UK's climate.
  • Planting In Pots: well-suited to growing in containers.
  • Position: sow indoors with plenty of access to sunlight.
  • Soil Types: sow in warm, well-drained soil for best results.

Germination Requirements: Sow indoors, water well, and place in a warm position.

Planting Distance (Seed Tray): Sow 0.5cm (1/4in) deep.

Planting Distance (Ground): Sow 0.5cm (1/4in deep) 20cm (8in) apart.

Soil Preparation: Remove any stones from the soil and dig in plenty of organic matter.

Thinning: Wait till seedlings have two sets of leaves before thinning.

Pest Control: Deter slugs by making sure the soil is not too wet. Remove pests by using organic sprays, traps, or screen mesh.

Watering Requirements: Water regularly and consistently.

For a more detailed guide please read our blog below.

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Seeds Jargon

  • F1 Hybrids: hybrid seeds are produced from two specially selected varieties that are kept in isolation. As they are produced from only two plants, seeds are almost identical genetically.
  • Open Pollinated: open pollinated plants aren't isolated from other varieties, so are more genetically diverse.
  • Heirloom: heirloom seeds are historic, some going back to Victorian times, others more recent. Heirloom varieties can be good or bad, depending on how careful the breeder is to maintain genetic similarity.
Hybrids vs Open Pollinated

As hybrids are produced from two specially selected varieties, the quality is more consistent, with a higher germination rate and improved cropping. But, as they require time, resources and know-how to create, they come to the market at a higher cost. They are also genetically unstable, and so if you keep the seeds from the resultant crop, performance is usually poor. Open Pollinated seeds are highly diverse and have often been grown for successfully for decades. Seeds from the resultant crop are usually perform well.

Annual, Biennial and Perennial

Annual plants complete their life cycle within a year, biennials in two years (usually only flowering in the second year) and perennials can live on indefinitely.

Hardy, Half-Hardy and Tender

Hardy and half-hardy plants can survive a light frost, but the latter are best moved indoors during periods of bad weather. Tender plants must be kept indoors, until after the last frost.

We believe that anyone, regardless of ability can successfully grow their own plants at home, and do so in an eco-friendly and sustainable way.

Everyone should have the chance to experience the benefits that plants bring to our lives, and we have put a lot of effort into making sure that all of our products are easy to grow, even for beginners.

Sustainability is at the heart of our ethos and we have done everything we can to ensure that all of our products are as sustainable as possible, be it our plastic free, fully recyclable packaging, GM free seeds or ethically sourced compost.

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