Organic Garlic Chives Allium tuberosum Up for purchase we have a 778mg packet of Certified Organic Garlic Chive Seeds! (Approx 175 Seeds)
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Originating in western China, garlic chives 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. These delicately garlic scented leaves 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. Garlic chives 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 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. Also known as Garlic Chives, Oriental Garlic, Chinese Chives, Chinese Leek, Flat Chives. Perennial. 85 days. Zone 3-9. 6,300 seeds per oz. 12-18" height. 3-6" spacing. Produces flat, bluish green blades with a slight garlic flavor, and clusters of star-shaped white flowers.