Common Chives – Grandparent chives
- 100 seeds
- Open pollinated
- Distance between plants – 12-18″
- Full sun
- Water every 2-3 days
- Days to maturity – 60-90 days
- Days to germination – 14-21 days
- Height – 18-24″
- Allium schoenoprasum
An incredible addition to any garden, chives are thin hairlike onion strands that taste like an allium with a more earthy tone to them. They are a perennial vegetable and will come back every year, and can double their circumference. You can divide them up by the root and transplant and share throughout the garden or with friends. I named these ‘grandparent’ chives after Donna Macleod and Gordon Truesdale who were the most consistent and permanent features in my life. They grew a beautiful and big family that are all still very close and loving. It is an honor to honor them.
Sow: Indoors 3-5 weeks before last frost, 1’’ deep & transplant 1 week after last frost.