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Chives Seeds, Garlic

Allium tuberosum
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Garlic Chives grow grass-like leaves that have a mild garlic taste. To best retain flavor, dry harvested leaves quickly. Leaves that have been chopped can also be frozen for later use.

Garlic Chives are an ideal herb for those who love the taste of garlic, but wish to avoid its pungent aroma. Unlike regular garlic, they do not leave a strong smell on the fingers or in the mouth.

  • SKU: 142209
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Grow best in
Best In:
Full sun
Days to germination
Days to
7 to 14 days
Water needs
Average 2 cm (1") per week
Days to maturity
Days to
80 days
Best container size
Container Size:
Growing height
Growing Height:
65-70 cm (24-30")
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  • Plant Type: Herb
  • Botanical Name: Allium tuberosum
  • Fill Weight (grams): 0.35
  • Approximate Seed Count: 90-115
  • Characteristics: easy to grow | attracts pollinators | container friendly
  • Planting Method: Sow Direct
  • Seed Type: Heirloom
  • Water Needs: Average 2 cm (1") per week
  • Flavor: Mild garlic flavor
  • Disease Resistance: deer resistant|rabbit resistant
  • Tolerance: cold tolerant|heat tolerant|tolerates poor soils
  • Preparation Ideas: Garlic chives make a wonderful alternative to regular chives in herbed bread.
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    Growing Instructions:

    Garlic Chives seed can be sown directly into the garden when the soil is warm and all danger of frost is passed. Soil temperature (not air temperature) should be warmer than 10°C (50°F) for seeds to germinate. Planting at a lower temperature will delay germination. Space seeds and plant to the depth indicated below. Press seeds into the soil to ensure good contact and cover with 1.3 mm (1/2") of soil. After planting, water the seeds with a gentle mist or shower. A hard spray can wash soil away, dislodge seeds and clump them together. It is critical to keep the soil consistently moist, but not soggy during germination. Do not let the soil dry out, as young plants have underdeveloped roots and can quickly dehydrate, particularly in windy conditions. When your seedlings reach a height of a few centimetres (inches) and have developed 2 or 3 pairs of leaves, it is important to thin them out, according to the plant spacing indicated below to provide good air circulation and room to grow.

    For an earlier crop, seeds can be started indoors 6 weeks before the last frost in your area. Follow the seed depth and spacing guidelines indicated below. Once all danger of frost has passed, seedlings should be hardened off before planting in their growing location. Seedlings should be transplanted according to the plant spacing directions below. Regularly monitor your plants and ensure that the soil remains moist while they establish themselves in their new environment. When your seedlings reach a height of a few centimetres (inches) and have developed 2 or 3 pairs of leaves, it is important to thin them out, according to the plant spacing indicated below to provide good air circulation.

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  • Planting Depth: 1.3 cm (1/2")
  • Plant Spacing: 30 cm (12")
  • Row Spacing: 30 cm (12")

  • Instructions for Nutrient Care: Feed plants SUPERthrive once per week. Mix 1.2 ml (1/4 tsp) per 4L (1 gallon) of water in a watering can and apply solution to the base of the plants.
Suggestions Chevron Down Chevron Forward
Growing Suggestions:
  • Garlic chive seeds can be started at any time for indoor use.
  • When your garlic chive plants grow to about 30 cm (12") in height, it's time to start harvesting them. To harvest, use scissors or gardening shears to snip off the leaves at their base. Remember to take no more than one-third of the plant at a time to allow for further growth.
  • The flower heads are edible if they are harvested before they fully open. Use scissors or a sharp knife to cut them after they start to open up.

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