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Organic Chive Seeds


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Chives are one of the essential perennial herbs in the Urban Bounty garden.  This herb has a mild onion flavour and is super handy to have in the kitchen.  It is also a great companion plant.  Plant Chives in your garden and enjoy harvests year, after year.   

Our Ecoseeds range is certified organic, non-GMO and open pollinated. Each Chive seed packet contains approximately 60 handpicked seeds.

    What are Chives?

    Chives are a perennial herb that originate from Europe and Asia.    They make a great companion plant for your vegetable garden, as their purple flowers attract bees, while their pungent smell helps deter pests. 

     This plant will grow to between 20 and 30cm high, making it a good border and container plant - ideal for apartment gardening!  The slender stalks and purple flowers make a great visual contrast in your kitchen garden.  

    Culinary Uses for Chives

    Chives are a versatile herb with a mild onion flavour.  This herb is a delicious addition in lots of European, Mediterranean, European and north Asian recipes.  We love Chives sprinkled into an omelette, in salads, or on blini.  Try little toasts topped with fresh goats cheese, roasted red pepper and a sprinkle of chives...  

    Growing Conditions - Garlic Chives


    Chives can be planted in your herb garden any time from spring through to autumn.  Carrots, Mint, Marigolds and Tomatoes are good companion planting choices.

    Chives are one of the easiest-care herbs to grow.  They thrive in part-shade - sun, and love mildly acidic, well draining soil.  Chives need regular watering (they like moist but not waterlogged soil).    

    What type of climate do Chives prefer?

    Chives can be planted any time from spring through to autumn. They are somewhat cold and frost-tolerant.  This means they will tolerate the odd cold spell or light frost, but they won't survive hardy frosts, bitter temperatures or snow.  If you live in a colder part of New Zealand, you could grow Chives inside over winter.



        We offer a replacement guarantee

        To give you peace of mind, we offer a replacement guarantee if your plants do not arrive in good condition.  If there is a problem please let us know as soon as you receive your package and we will work with you to resolve it.

        What will postage cost?

        Postage varies by region, and by parcel size/weight. 

        Customers are asked to choose the correct postage option at checkout (urban or rural). 

        If you order a worm farm or garden bed and plants in the same order, the postage for the worm farm will be added to the postage for the other items.  (These items are dispatched from separate locations.) 

        If you live in the South Island, Waiheke or Great Barrier Island, please contact us for a custom shipping quote: 

        How often do you dispatch?

        To reduce the risk of plants sitting in a courier depot over weekends, we usually ship orders on a Monday, Tuesday or Thursday (except public holidays).   

        How do you package your products?

        We take extra care to water plants well and drain them before sending.  Plants are shipped in specially designed packaging, designed to reduce the risk of damage in transit. Trees and bushes are securely wrapped in paper to reduce risk of soil escaping during transit.  They are well supported with scrunched up paper to prevent movement during transit.  


        Where do you deliver to? 

        We deliver to most locations in the North Island - you can order and make payment via our website, Facebook or Instagram stores.  

        South Island, Waiheke and Great Barrier

        While we deliver to the South Island, we ask customers in these locations to email us for a quote:  Shipping to the South Island can be expensive and is extremely variable by location - we like to avoid nasty shocks at checkout! 

        We don’t generally ship to Waiheke, Great Barrier except by special arrangement. (Delivery can be expensive, and we want to ensure that our live plants arrive in good condition.)  If items are small and non-perishable (such as seeds) delivery may be possible.  Contact us to discuss options:

        Do you deliver to post office boxes?

        Unfortunately live products like plants, garden beds and worm farms can't be delivered to Post Office Boxes. Large items (like garden furniture) are delivered to the nearest freight depot for customer pickup if outside of Auckland.


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