Organic Garlic Chive Seeds
HERB-CHIVE-2-1Regular price $3.95
We love Garlic Chives - a pungent herb with a mild Garlic flavour. It is not only super easy to grow from seed, it is also 'cut and come again', so you will have a plentiful supply for dumplings, soups and Asian dishes.
Our Ecoseeds range is certified organic, non-GMO and open pollinated. Each Garlic Chives seed packet includes approximately 60 seeds.
What are Garlic Chives (Chinese Chives, Chinese Leek)?
Garlic Chives are a clumping herb with a flat, grass-like leaf, and pretty star-shaped white flowers. Native to Asia, their existence was first records 4,000-5,000 years ago in China. Garlic Chives are a great companion plant for your vegetable garden - they are said to deter a range of pests and diseases.
The main difference between Garlic Chives and plain Chives, are the leaf shape (plain Chives have a hollow round stalk), flower colour, and the flavour. Garlic Chives taste more garlicky, while plain Chives have more of an onion-like flavour.
Try Garlic Chives as a border plant, along a path, or in a container garden.
Culinary Uses for Garlic Chives
Chives are a versatile herb and are a delicious addition in lots of European, Mediterranean and north Asian recipes. This herb is great in dumplings and soups, or in a compound butter to go on grilled meat.
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 easy-care plants that prefer a mildly acidic but free draining soil. They grow best in part shade and when watered frequently (soil should be moist not soggy).
What type of climate do Garlic 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.