Ed Hume Seeds

Garlic Chives

GARLIC CHIVES Allium tuberosum

Perennial - Permanent Plant - Height 10 to 12 inches


Easy to grow flavorful herb. Leaves are flattened unlike ordinary chives and have a mild garlic flavor. Can be planted along with flowers, vegetables or other herbs in containers, beds and edgings. Add Garlic Chives to salads, soups, stir-fry and a wide variety of ethnic recipes.

Special Directions for Short Season Climates

SOWING: Sow seeds directly into the garden from early Spring through Summer. Cover seed with 1/8 inch tine soil firmed down.

THINNING AND TRANSPLANTING: Carefully thin or transplant seedlings 3 to 4 inches apart. Use thinned plants dried or fresh.

GERMINATION: About 10 to 14 days. Keep soil moderately moist during germination.

Ed's Special Advice

Plant in full sun in fairly rich well drained soil. Keep plants well watered in summer. Divide crowded clumps every 2 years. Harvest outer leaves cutting just above ground level with a knife. Use leaves fresh or dry them before plants flower as they lose flavor and texture after that point.

Organic Certification by Washington State Department of Agriculture

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