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Chives (Chinese) (National Trust)Allium tuberosumGarlic Chives, Oriental Garlic

Hardy Perennial

What is Hardy Perennial?
A plant that lives for more than two years.
Capable of withstanding outdoor winter temperatures down to -15C.

These packets are produced in association with the National Trust

Long lasting crop producing fresh leaves every year

Mild garlic flavour great in salads and sandwiches

Attractive edible flowers can be enjoyed raw or fried

Fulfilled and sold by Thompson & Morgan

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Height Up to 50cm (20in)
Spread Up to 15cm (6in)

Hardy Perennial

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Description
Through sales generated from the National Trust seeds, a minimum of £7,500 will be given to the National Trust to help look after nature, beauty and history for everyone, forever.

This versatile and easy to grow kitchen herb produces a reliable and perennial crop of flat, grass-like leaves which have a wonderful, mild garlic flavour. Chinese chives, also known as garlic chives, can be used in the same way as any other chive, perfect for adding flavour to salads, sandwiches and various cooked dishes. The edible white, flower clusters are attractive in the garden, as a garnish and also a Chinese delicacy which can be enjoyed raw or stir-fried. Height: 50cm (20"). Spread: 15cm (6").

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Culinary note: Some parts of these flowers are edible. For more details about edible flowers click here.


1 packet (100 seeds) (KA7427)

Sowing

Direct sow chive seed outdoors from early spring. Grow chives in a well prepared seedbed in full sun. Sow seeds thinly at a depth of 1cm (½in) in drills 30cm apart. When large enough to handle, thin out the seedlings within each row to 23cm (9") apart.

Alternatively grow chives indoors or under glass from March to June. Sow in pots or trays on the surface of barely moist seed compost. Cover with a sprinkling of finely sieved compost and place in a propagator at 18-21C (64-70F) until germination which takes 14 - 21 days.

When seedlings are large enough to handle, transplant into 7.5cm (3") pots in bunches of 4 seedlings per pot and grow on in cooler conditions. Gradually acclimatise chive plants to outdoor conditions over 7 - 10 days before planting outdoors 30cm (12") apart, when all risk of frost has passed.

More Info
Once established, chives require little aftercare. Lift and divide overcrowded clumps in spring.
Delivery

Seeds and garden supplies will normally be delivered within the time period stated against each product as detailed above. Plants, bulbs, corms, tubers, shrubs, trees, potatoes, etc. are delivered at the appropriate time for planting or potting on. Delivery times will be stated on the product page above, or in your order acknowledgement page and email.

Orders for packets of seed incur a delivery charge of £2.99.

Orders which include any other products will incur a delivery charge of £4.99.

Where an order includes both packets of seeds and other products, a maximum delivery charge of £6.99 will apply - regardless of the number of items ordered.

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