Chives

Allium schoenoprasum

Sprouts in: 7 - 14 days
Enjoy for: 60 - 90 days
Plant is edible!
Grows best at: 18°C to 26°C (64.4°F to 78.8°F)

  • You can start harvesting single leaves gradually, one by one, approximately one month after planting. In that case cut off the whole leaf at full length. By doing so, a plant pod may last up to twelve weeks.
  • Alternatively, you can harvest all Chives at once whenever you like. Usually they are fully grown in eight weeks.

Fun facts!

  • Chives were used in the past for fortune telling by the Romanian gypsies.
  • Along with chervil, parsley, and tarragon, chives makes the perfectly "balanced quartet" of classic French "fines herbes".
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