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Cut-and-come-again chives with a taste of garlic Decorative white flowers, which our pollinators love.

Garlic chives grow and flower much later than ordinary chives (I'm still picking them in November), so have a succession of both varieties if you have room.

Genus Allium tuberosum
Type Hardy Perennial
Common Name Garlic Chives, Chinese Chives
Soil Type Fertile
Site Full Sun, Part Shade
Moisture Moist but Well-drained
Height 40cm (16in)
Spacing Thin to (or plant out) 25-30cm apart.
Sowing, Seeds, Planting Sow direct from April-August, in a shallow drill or under cover from February-March. You can speed the germination process up by sowing into a length of guttering under cover and transplanting outside.
Care Tips The flowers of the garlic chives have a pretty smell, a little like old-fashioned roses, so will perfume the room - it grows well in window boxes in the kitchen.
Harvesting April-November. Leaves 2-3 months from sowing, flowers from 4 months. Cut 5cm above the ground.
Cooking Notes The flowers are also edible, making a pretty salad garnish.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
  • Sow Under Cover/Plant Indoors
  • Direct Sow/Plant Outdoors
  • Flowers/Harvest
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Garlic Chives reviews

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Reviewed 1st August 2019 by Rona

Having no luck so far with these seeds – can't seem to get them to germinate: in May and early June tried direct sowing plus some in a metre of guttering (in polytunnel) plus some in modules (in polytunnel) – all failed to germinate despite best efforts (covered, appropriate moisture level, fairly even temp although there were some pretty cool night temps). As all the other seeds I've purchased this season have shown excellent germination rates (many 100%!) I suppose it must be me, or the conditions, or who knows what. Am going to give them one more try this week – fingers firmly crossed.

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Kelly