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Chives (Allium Schoenoprasum) is a commonly used flavoring that has a delicate onion like flavor. Chives grow in clumps like very small onions, and are harvested by cutting off a section of the green foliage. Chives also produce flowers that are highly prized in cooking.

Planting Info:
Can be grown from seed and transplanted, or root division
Seeds per Gram: 250
Space between rows: 5 cm (2")
Space between seeds: 0.5 cm (1/4")
Depth: 1 cm (1/3")
Germination: 10 days
Germination and Transplant: 30-35 days
Transplant and Harvest: 55 days
Transplanting Distances:
Between Rows: 10 cm (4")
Between plants: 8 cm (3")
Plants per m2: 101

      Medicinal uses:

    • Safeguards health and wards off disease.
    • Natural antibiotic.
    • Reduces high blood pressure.
    • Reduces indigestibility of fats so often used with fatty foods.
    • Insect repellent:

      Chives seem to help protect against aphid attack. They are often planted with roses to increase health and aroma of roses. Often used with cabbages and brassica vegetables to reduce aphid attack.

      It is a good companion plant to add to a grower.

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