Organic chives

Chives 'Staro'

Organic chives - Chives  'Staro'

Common Name: Organic chives
Genus: Chives
Cultivar: 'Staro'

Category: Fruit & Vegetables

Height: 0.20 m (20 cm)
Spread: 0.10 m (10 cm)

  • Position: full sun
  • Soil: fertile moist but well drained
  • Rate of growth: fast
  • Hardiness: hardy

    A perennial herb with a mild onion flavour that can be used with fish potatoes salads and soups. When planted in the garden the aromatic foliage has insect-repelling properties so it makes a great companion plant. They have really attractive flowers in summer which can be used as a salad garnish.

  • Growing Instructions:

    Sow in March to June in pots or trays on the surface of barely moist seed compost and cover with a sprinkling of finely sieved compost. Place in a propagator at 20-25C until germination which can take up to 21 days. Transplant the seedlings in bunches to small pots or cells until large enough to plant outdoors. When larger you can plant them 30cm apart in well prepared soil in full sun once the risk of frost has passed and they will be ready for harvest from May onwards. Alternatively they can be sown later outdoors 7mm deep in rows 20cm apart or grown in pots indoors for harvesting through the winter.

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