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Chives - Allium Schoenoprasum

Chives, Allium schoenoprasum, bring flavour to gardens and dishes. Plant in spring, summer, or autumn, thriving in full sun.

They sprout in 7 to 14 days and are ready to harvest in 2 months. Standing at 15 to 30cm, these perennials offer thin leaves with a mild taste, perfect for culinary use.

While beneficial, remember that they can be toxic to dogs, cats, and horses. Beyond their taste, both chive leaves and flowers are edible, attracting insects for garden pollination.

When to plant

Spring / Summer / Autumn

Where to plant

Full sun

Germination time

7 - 14 days

When can I harvest

2 months

Plant Specs

Thin leaves with a mild flavour. Perennial 15-30cm toxic to dogs, cats and horses