Plain Chives Seeds

Ideal for use in fish, potatoes, soups, and other dishes.

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Description

thai ingredients

Quick Summary

  • Plain or fresh chives are native to Europe, Asia and North America.
  • With a onion flavour it’s a very versatile ingredient.
  • Either used as a garnish in ingredient for many dishes.
  • Days from seed to harvest – about 90 (3 months)
  • About 30 to 60 cm high

Typical recipes

Plain chives are a very popular plant to grow.

Most people will be aware of plain or fresh chives. they tend to have a onion flavour and are often used as a garnish. These are often diced and used are as an ingredient for fish, potatoes, soups, and other dishes.

Example recipes are

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How to Grow & Use plain chives

Available from Amazon there are 3 main stages in growing chives:

1. Propogation

You can either sow the seeds straight into soil or use growing blocks (in the same method as parsley). The difference compared to a herb like parsley is that chive seeds will germinate easily and quickly – usually within 10 days.

When sowing in soil

  • Sow them 13 mm deep
  • And keep an ideal temperature of 16° – 22° C.
  • And thin seedlings 15 mm between plants

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2. Transplanting & Growing

If you are transplanting to a hydroponic or aquaponic system

  • Transplant them after 4 to 6 weeks
  • They will grow at their best at a temperature of about 19°C.
  • And need at least 14 hours of light per day

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If you are growing them in soil please note they need plenty of moisture.

3. Harvesting

You can start cutting them when the plants are at least 15 cm tall.

  • Cut the leaves 5 cms above the base of the plant.
  • Make sure to leave enough foliage to help the plant regenerate.
  • At most cut upto 2/3 of the plant

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Where to buy plain chives seeds

Available from Amazon

How  to Grow & Use Chives

Reviews

  1. Minze Vries

    Nice easy herbs to grow – not one of my core ones but worth it if you have the space

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