Chives

Chives

Allium schoenophrasum

Plant family

Amaryllisgewächse (Amaryllidaceae) (Amaryllidaceae)

Season Overview

Propagating

Planting

Harvest

Harvest

J

F

M

A

M

J

J

A

S

O

N

D

1ST YEAR

FOLLOWING YEARS

Details

Light requirement

Sunny

Water requirement

Very humid

Soil

Medium (loamy)

Nutrient requirement

Medium

Seeding distance

5 cm

Row spacing

25 cm

Seeding depth

0.5 cm

Instructions

Mid of April

Propagating

Beginning of May

Transplanting

Mid of May

Harden

Description

Chives are a perennial spice plant from the amarylis family. It is hardy and grows - depending on the variety - 30 to 100 cm high.

Origin:

Alpine, as well as boreal and subarctic regions of the northern hemisphere

Growing tips

You can sow chives directly into the bed, but we recommend pre-growing them in a planting tray. After about 4-8 weeks, you can plant the plants in bunches in the bed. Harvest as soon as the plants are rooted and when the leaves are about 15 cm high. To propagate chives, you can dig up the clump of an older plant in the fall or spring and carefully pull it apart. Then plant the divided clumps individually and cut off the cane leaves to a height of about 5 cm. Chives need a good water supply in summer and should be weeded now and then, otherwise they will be overgrown by weeds. Chives are suitable for mixed cultivation with various plants, as they reduce carrot fly, gray mold and downy mildew.

Diseases

No diseases

Pests

No pests