Chive Growing Guide

All you need to know to grow successfully!

Plant Family:
Alliaceae
Plant Type:
Perennial
Typical Season:
Season Typical
Typical Zones Grown In:
3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10
Growing Difficulty:
Easy

Planting Guidelines

The following are general guides to follow. However, nothing is set in stone. Feel free to experiment!

How to Start:
When to Direct Sow:
March,April,May
When to Start Indoors:
January,March,February,April,May,June,July,August,September,October,November,December
Sprouting Time:
7-14 days
Soil Temperature (C):
19
Depth:
5mm-1cm (¼-½”)
Spacing (cm):
15cm (6″)
Row Spacing (cm):
30cm (12″)
Sun Exposure:
Part Shade,Full Sun
Maturity Time:
50-70 days
When To Harvest:
May,June,July,August,September,October,April
How to Harvest:
Clip leaves from the outer portion of the plant first, making sure not to clip all of the plant at once. If you make a mistake and cut back all of the plant, no worries. It will grow back the following year. Wait to harvest your chives when the plant is at least six inches tall.

Health Benefits

Growing your own food is one of the best things you can do for your health. Let’s check out some of the health benefits!

Is It Edible?
Yes
Edible Parts:
Entire plant (including the flowers!)
Potential Health Benefits:
Cancer Fighting ,Bone Strength ,Brain Health

Tips to Growing Organically

Growing without the use of pesticides and herbicides is easier than you may think and it’s better for the environment!

Companion Plants:
carrots,Celery,chard,Corn,Eggplant,potatoes,Radish,Kale,Brussel Sprouts,Collards,Broccoli
What Plants to Avoid:
asparagus,Bean,Pea,Spinach
Common Pests:
thrips
Common Disease:
Bonus Grow Tips:
Chives are the gift that keeps on giving. The flowers are absolutely beautiful, they are perennial so come back year after year, and they are one of the best insect repellent plants around. Plant chives throughout your garden for more overall success and extra beauty!

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