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Chive Seeds
Chive Seeds
Chive Seeds
Chive Seeds

Chive Seeds

Chives are easy to grow, and you don't even need a garden to produce these delicious herbs. All they require is a moisture-retentive but well-drained fertile soil or compost in a sunny or semi-shaded position,… Read more
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Chives are easy to grow, and you don't even need a garden to produce these delicious herbs. All they require is a moisture-retentive but well-drained fertile soil or compost in a sunny or semi-shaded position, wither on your windowsill or in the garden The flowers are attractive to beneficial pollinators such as bees and butterflies. Chives will grow less vigorously during the winter, and they will die back, although it may be possible to still cut some leaves fresh for the kitchen. Delivered as a pack of 500 seeds. Sow indoors, all year or outdoors, March-May.
PLANT FEATURES
  • Height:40 cm
  • Spread:30 cm
  • Plant In Sunshine
  • Edible
  • Easy To Grow
  • Wildlife Friendly
CARE INFORMATION

Top Tips

  • Chives are decorative enough to be grown in flower borders or pots on the patio or balcony.
  • If not harvesting the young flowers for culinary use, remove them from the plant as they start to fade.
  • Chives are best used freshly cut, or they can be frozen by chopping finely and putting ice trays half filled with water, then freezing and storing until required.

Care Guide

How to grow Chives

  • Sow and grow indoors year-round for indoor crops. Sow 0.5cm (žin) deep, in small pots of compost. Water well and place in a warm position. A temperature of 15-20°C (60-68°F) is ideal. Seedlings usually appear in 14-21 days. Grow on in cooler but not cold conditions. Fore earlier outdoor crops, sow indoors from March to May. Gradually accustom plants to outside conditions (avoid frosts), before planting out 20cm (8in) apart during May and June. Alternatively, plants can be grown on a light windowsill.
  • Or sow outdoors, March to May, where they are to crop, 0.5cm (žin) deep, directly into finely prepared, warm, well-drained soil that has already been watered. Thin seedlings to 20cm (8in) apart.
  • Harvesting: Harvest by cutting leaves once the plant reaches 15cm (6in) tall (outdoor crops from June). Pick a few leaves from each plant, snipping close to the base of the plants, so they regrow quickly.

Aftercare

  • Keep well-watered, especially in hot weather.
  • Feed each spring with a general-purpose, granular fertiliser.
  • Trim plants in autumn to keep them tidy and to promote new growth in the spring.
  • Divide plants every 3-5 years in spring to maintain vigorous growth and rejuvenate the clumps. Lift clumps and cut with a sharp knife, dividing into several smaller plants.
DELIVERY INFORMATION

Our experienced team at the nursery will always carefully package and send your plants nursery fresh in the perfect condition to thrive once you receive and plant them. Although most plants are extremely tough and will not be affected by all but the most extreme of weather conditions, we always avoid dispatching the most perishable plants if extreme frosts or heat is forecast. We also avoid dispatching orders over Bank Holiday weekends.

Please allow 7 to 10 days for your delivery to arrive. If you have ordered a 'pre-order' item, these will be sent out as soon as possible after the quoted dispatch date and we generally ship your entire order with any pre-ordered items. Once your order has been dispatched, we will send you an email with details on how you can track it.

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**Please note, we cannot guarantee delivery on a certain day or time. Delivery to outlying postcode areas may take 1-2 days longer, dependent on your location.

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Tray Of 120 Plugs
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Size:
Height 4-6cm

Ease:
Easy

Grow On?:
Yes

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Medium Plugs

Size:
Height 5-7cm

Ease:
Easy

Grow On?:
Yes

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Plugs

Size:
Height 8-12cm

Ease:
Easy

Grow On?:
Yes

Jumbo Plugs
Plugs

Size:
Height 10-20cm

Ease:
Easy

Grow On?:
Yes

Garden Ready
Garden Ready

Size:
Height 14-20cm

Ease:
Easiest

Grow On?:
Not Necessary

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