Organic Garden-Chives Herb Seeds
These organic Garden-Chives Herb Seeds produce plants with a mild onion flavour that is useful in so many dishes. Round, green, strap-like leaves provide multiple harvests throughout the summer. Showy purple flowers are edible as well. Harvest them as they are just starting to open. Cut the flower, separate into florets and sprinkle on salads. Chives are problem free in the garden and are often used as a companion plants to keep insects at bay.
Direct seed in full sun in spring as soon as soil can be worked. Sow seed 1/2 to 1 cm deep, firm soil and water lightly. Can also be started indoors 6-8 weeks before last frost and transplanted out around last frost date. Harvest leaves throughout the season. Cut back to 3-5 cm after flowering to encourage fresh new growth. Perennial Herb. Zones 3-9
About Organic Seeds
What are organic seeds? An organic seed is an unaltered seed that comes from a purely raised plant with no genetic modification and that has not been affected by chemical applications or additives. Because organic growers are not permitted to use synthetic pesticides on their plants, the plants naturally become adapted to withstand pests and other natural enemies such as harsh weather. They have to, in order to defend themselves. When organic seed is used, the plants have that intrinsic strength. In other words, the flavour, colour, nutrition, and natural defenses are bred into the seed.