Garlic Chives

Garlic Chives are cut and come again and their white flowers taste gently of garlic. Garlic chives are also a wonderful pollinator attracting plant. More
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These seeds are cut-and-come-again garlic chives with white edible flowers that taste gently of garlic and are flat – not round – in their leaf profile.

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.

Butterflies and bees absolutely love garlic chives too and the round pompom flowers are covered right the way through summer into the middle of autumn. It is one of the best ever beneficial insect attractants.

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 (15in)
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.
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  • Sow Under Cover/Plant Indoors
  • Direct Sow/Plant Outdoors
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