Seed Tube Herbs - Chives Polystar
Chives are probably one of the easiest perennial herbs to grow in either pots or in the herb garden. They are very versatile plants and are often grown for both culinary and ornamental purposes. Their mild onion flavoured leaves can be used for salads, soups, omelettes and many other dishes. The garlic flavoured variety is also a popular addition to some of the more exotic dishes. The delicate purple flowers are edible and make a nice salad decoration or garnish.
You can start the plants off early by sowing seeds indoors during March and April ready to plant out at the end of May, or when all danger of frost has passed. Sow the seeds lightly onto a tray or pot of damp compost and cover with 1cm of fine sifted compost. Germination will require a temperature of 15-21C (60-70 F). Ensure the seed compost does not dry out. Seedlings should be ready for planting out after about 4-6 weeks.
For more sowing instructions read our blog 'How to Sow & Grow'
Re-sow in pots every few weeks for a continual supply.