Chives

Allium schoenoprasum. Its delicate, tubular, hollow stems are dark green with a mild yet tangy flavor. After enjoying it fresh through the fall, cut back the entire plant, discarding woody or brown stems. Clean, dry, dice and freeze it for use in savory omelets, herbed butters or for sprinkling over Potato-Leek soup. Its lavender-pink flowers create beautiful bottles of rose-pink Chive vinegar for light, zingy salad dressings. (OP.)

One packet of about 800 seeds
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A hardy perennial from the Allium family, Chives are the earliest herb to appear in the spring. The seed germinates in two to three weeks in moist soil with warm, dark conditions indoors but is just as happy being direct-sown into the garden once the threat of frost has passed. Prolific and easy to grow, Chives are also perfect in terrace pots. We like to use them fresh all summer long, taking care to discard any of the flowering stems that become woody after the flower dies. Bee friendly. Deer resistant. Perennial. Hardiness zones: 3-9. Height: 12" to 18". Average seed life: 1 year.
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