Chives, (Allium schoenoprasum) - Herb Seeds
As the name suggests, this new variety has much finer leaves than standard chives. It forms grass-like clusters which have a very delicate flavour. Chives for the customer with a more delicate palate!
Sowing: Sow indoors at any time, Sow directly outdoors from May
Sow the seeds indoors using normal potting compost in March time or directly outside from May once the ground has warmed.
To sow seeds directly broadcast the seeds, or sow in rows 20 to 25cm (8 to 10in) apart.
The optimum germination temperature is around 16 to 21°C (60 to 70°F).
Make sure the compost remains moist. The seedlings will appear 7 to 18 days later.
Transfer outside a month after sowing, Thin the chives to 4 to 6 shoots per clump and space 20cm (8in) apart.