Garden Guide for Zone 8b
Chives are a perennial plant that belong to the onion family. They are known for their mild onion flavor and are commonly used in cooking. The plant produces round, hollow leaves and purple flowers.
- Soil: Well-drained, fertile soil
- Water: Regular watering, do not let soil dry out
- Light: Full sun to partial shade
- Sowing Method: Direct sow or start indoors
- Growing Days: 60
Planting Instructions: Sow seeds 1/4 inch deep and 6 inches apart. If starting indoors, transplant seedlings outside after the last frost.
Harvest Instructions: Harvest leaves as needed, cutting them off at the base. For a larger harvest, cut the entire plant back to 2 inches above the ground.