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Garlic Chives Seeds

Allium tuberosum

5.00 (5 reviews)
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HOW TO GROW

Sowing: Garlic chive seeds grow well in a variety of soil types, though they prefer moist, well drained soil and full sun or partial shade. In short growing seasons, the seed can be started indoors in a flat; provide bottom heat for fastest germination. To direct sow, plant the garlic chive seeds after the last frost of spring 1/4" deep in rows 18" apart, thinning to 6-8" apart as soon as the seedlings appear. Germination should take place within 14 days. Garlic chives also grow well as a container plant. For companion planting benefits, plant garlic chives with carrots; this improves the carrots' flavor and production.

Growing: Keep the soil moist while the seedlings are developing. Garlic chives will spread vigorously with each year of growth, and can easily be divided for new plantings. To prevent the plant from reseeding itself, be sure to remove the developing seed heads and keep the plant trimmed. To blanch the developing leaves, cover the plant with a thick layer of straw. After several frosts, cut the plant down to the ground.

Harvesting: The first year of their planting, garlic chives should not be harvested to ensure their strong development. In the second year of their growth, harvest garlic chives at any time after they reach a length of 6", cutting them 1/2" above the soil with a sharp knife or scissors. Frequent cutting actually improves production, since this signals new growth; the growth of the flowers causes the leaf growth to slow down dramatically. The leaves keep in the refrigerator for about a week; they can also be frozen, but lose all flavor when dried. The leaves should be added to hot dishes at the last minute, since they soon lose their flavor with heat. The strong onion-flavored buds and flowers are also edible and make wonderful garnishes.

Seed Saving: Allow the flowers to mature and develop seed heads. When the seed heads turn brown, remove them before they open and drop their seed. Spread them out to dry in a protected location away from direct sunlight. Rub the dried heads to separate the seeds from the pods. Store the seeds in a cool, dry place for up to 2 years.

FAST FACTS

Common Names: Oriental Garlic, Asian Chives, Chinese Chives, Chinese Leek

Latin Name: Allium tuberosum

Type: Open Pollinated, Heirloom, Cool Season|Warm Season

Life Cycle: Perennial

USDA Zones: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

Seeds per Ounce: 10,000

Planting Method: Direct Sow

Sunlight: Full Sun, Part Sun

Height: 14 Inches

Color: Green

Bloom Season: Blooms Late Summer, Blooms Early Fall

Uses: Attracts Butterflies, Aromatic

Garlic Chives Seeds 5.0
Review By Rita Bussell

Garden Seeds

Very quickly shipped in good condition!

Garlic Chives Seeds 5.0
Review By Clovers

Easy to grow!

Save the seeds for next year, or plant them indoors to keep on hand. A good addition to many dishes, including some Chinese cookery. A few snips add nice flavor to potatoes or to top-off a roast in the oven.

Garlic Chives Seeds 5.0
Review By Cynthia Flores

Huntington Beach Public Library Seed Library

The seeds arrived in a very timely manner. We are looking forward to adding this selection to our seed library.

Garlic Chives Seeds 5.0
Review By Oscar Estela

Excellent

great service. All that I need

Garlic Chives Seeds 5.0
Review By Jinping Zhang

The best garlic chive seeds

I want to let others know that their garlic chive seeds are the best to purchase. Their service was very good too. I purchased the garlic chive seeds from four different sellers, because I knew that the seeds are not easy to germinate. With the other three, no germination at all. I think the seeds must have harvested over two years, which are already expired. Only their seeds are germinated so so well. I bought their seeds from Amazon and will buy seeds from them directly later if I need any seeds again. I am so happy with this purchase and would like to share with others.

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1 Lb Mylar (454g) $48.00 -+
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Garlic Chive seeds produce white flowers that are attractive in your herb garden! The thin flat leaves have a sweet garlic flavor and can be added to items like sauces, dips, salads, and steamed vegetables. Seed stems are also harvested and used in Asian dishes. This herb is moderately hardy.
Originating in western China, garlic chives (Allium tuberosum) have been used in Asian cuisine for thousands of years. Unlike the traditional tubular leaves of regular chives, garlic chives have flat, narrow blades; some gardeners blanch their garlic chives, causing them to develop a pale yellow color. Traditional pad Thai, Chinese jiaozi, and various Korean dishes such as buchukimchi often contain garlic chives; they also make a popular addition to stir fries, soups, and dishes with eggs or fish. The delicately garlic scented leaves of Allium tuberosum are often used more as a vegetable than an herb, and may also substitute for standard chives. Garlic chives provide abundant vitamins and minerals, including vitamin C, calcium, and iron.

HOW TO GROW

Sowing: Garlic chive seeds grow well in a variety of soil types, though they prefer moist, well drained soil and full sun or partial shade. In short growing seasons, the seed can be started indoors in a flat; provide bottom heat for fastest germination. To direct sow, plant the garlic chive seeds after the last frost of spring 1/4" deep in rows 18" apart, thinning to 6-8" apart as soon as the seedlings appear. Germination should take place within 14 days. Garlic chives also grow well as a container plant. For companion planting benefits, plant garlic chives with carrots; this improves the carrots' flavor and production.

Growing: Keep the soil moist while the seedlings are developing. Garlic chives will spread vigorously with each year of growth, and can easily be divided for new plantings. To prevent the plant from reseeding itself, be sure to remove the developing seed heads and keep the plant trimmed. To blanch the developing leaves, cover the plant with a thick layer of straw. After several frosts, cut the plant down to the ground.

Harvesting: The first year of their planting, garlic chives should not be harvested to ensure their strong development. In the second year of their growth, harvest garlic chives at any time after they reach a length of 6", cutting them 1/2" above the soil with a sharp knife or scissors. Frequent cutting actually improves production, since this signals new growth; the growth of the flowers causes the leaf growth to slow down dramatically. The leaves keep in the refrigerator for about a week; they can also be frozen, but lose all flavor when dried. The leaves should be added to hot dishes at the last minute, since they soon lose their flavor with heat. The strong onion-flavored buds and flowers are also edible and make wonderful garnishes.

Seed Saving: Allow the flowers to mature and develop seed heads. When the seed heads turn brown, remove them before they open and drop their seed. Spread them out to dry in a protected location away from direct sunlight. Rub the dried heads to separate the seeds from the pods. Store the seeds in a cool, dry place for up to 2 years.

FAST FACTS

Common Names: Oriental Garlic, Asian Chives, Chinese Chives, Chinese Leek

Latin Name: Allium tuberosum

Type: Open Pollinated, Heirloom, Cool Season|Warm Season

Life Cycle: Perennial

USDA Zones: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

Seeds per Ounce: 10,000

Planting Method: Direct Sow

Sunlight: Full Sun, Part Sun

Height: 14 Inches

Color: Green

Bloom Season: Blooms Late Summer, Blooms Early Fall

Uses: Attracts Butterflies, Aromatic

Reviews

5.00
Global Rating: 5.00 from 5 reviews
5.0

Review By Rita Bussell

Garden Seeds

Very quickly shipped in good condition!

5.0

Review By Clovers

Easy to grow!

Save the seeds for next year, or plant them indoors to keep on hand. A good addition to many dishes, including some Chinese cookery. A few snips add nice flavor to potatoes or to top-off a roast in the oven.

5.0

Review By Cynthia Flores

Huntington Beach Public Library Seed Library

The seeds arrived in a very timely manner. We are looking forward to adding this selection to our seed library.

5.0

Review By Oscar Estela

Excellent

great service. All that I need

5.0

Review By Jinping Zhang

The best garlic chive seeds

I want to let others know that their garlic chive seeds are the best to purchase. Their service was very good too. I purchased the garlic chive seeds from four different sellers, because I knew that the seeds are not easy to germinate. With the other three, no germination at all. I think the seeds must have harvested over two years, which are already expired. Only their seeds are germinated so so well. I bought their seeds from Amazon and will buy seeds from them directly later if I need any seeds again. I am so happy with this purchase and would like to share with others.