HERBS: Treat yourself to fresh herbs right from your garden! The difference when home grown is impressive! All are excellent for adding distinctive flavor to meat, and fish dishes, gravies, soups, salads and vegetables. They are fun to grow and make an attractive garden addition!
1-2 ft. Hardy Perennial
Popular in 16th century European gardens for flavoring soups and salads, both the leaves and the 1.5" white flowers add spicy flavor to cooking and they have been known to be used in Chinese medicine for kidneys, lower back and knees. Direct seed in cool soil during early spring in permanent location in garden. For earlier plants, start indoors 6-8 weeks before transplanting in early spring. During germination, keep entire seedbed moist and well watered through maturity. Cut leaves from mature plants at any time.
Planting Depth: 1/8"-1/4"
Soil Temp. for Germ.: 55-75 degrees F
Days to Germ.: 7-14
Plant Spacing: 10-12"
Days to Maturity: 60-90
Chives impart a mild garlic flavor
Hardy to minus 40 degrees.
The beautiful white flowers are edible too.