Easy to grow with a subtle mild onion flavour. These long, thin chives are excellent in many meals and are great raw or cooked. It produces lavender coloured flower heads that are a real chef’s treasure.
When to Plant
Zone 1: September - April
Zone 2: September - May
Zone 3: Any
Zone 4: Any
Soil Work a fertile, friable soil, mixed through with compost and organic matter. Herbs are hardy perennials that will survive in most soil types.
Soil pH Level 6.5-8.0
Position Full sun preferable, but part shade manageable.
How to Plant Sow directly, they also transplant well so purchasing as seedling and then transplanting to your patch works well too
Companion Plants Most vegetables gain advantage from having herbs planted nearby
Approximate no. of seeds 120
Note: We source all of our seeds locally and in small batches to ensure they remain at their maximum viability for germination
**Shipping - Not to Western Australia**
Much like an heirloom possession - being something of value that has been passed down from generation to generation - heirloom seeds have a value and represent our heritage of diverse plants whether in relation to their yield, flavour, resistance to disease or something else entirely. They have been saved year by year, generation by generation for a reason.
An heirloom seed is an old variety (by definition pre-dating 1960’s) that is open pollinated, by either wind, insect or animal (humans included). Seeds collected will then produce a (nearly) exact copy of their parent plant, so by saving seeds from last season’s best tomato plant, we can enjoy a whole garden of them this year. In this way, we can slowly select for qualities that we like and evolve our gardens over time.