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Chives Herb Seed - Microgreen Seed

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Product Overview


Todd's Seeds proudly presents the Chives Herb Seed, a delightful and easy-to-grow herb that is a staple in any culinary garden. Chives are known for their slender, hollow green stems and delicate purple flowers, offering both aesthetic beauty and a mild, onion-like flavor. This perennial herb is not only valued for its taste but also for its ability to thrive in a variety of conditions, making it a great choice for both beginner and experienced gardeners. Chives are versatile in the kitchen, perfect for adding a fresh, subtle oniony zest to dishes. Additionally, they are rich in vitamins and minerals, making them a healthy addition to any meal.

**Planting Instructions**

- **Sowing Time:** Best sown in early spring, after the last frost.
- **Soil Requirements:** Prefers well-drained, fertile soil with a pH of 6.0-7.0.
- **Planting Depth:** Sow seeds ¼ inch deep.
- **Spacing:** Space plants about 6-8 inches apart.
- **Germination:** Typically occurs within 10-14 days at temperatures of 60-70°F.

**Growth and Care**

- **Watering:** Regular watering is important, especially in dry conditions.
- **Sunlight:** Thrives in full sun to partial shade.
- **Fertilizing:** Light fertilization can encourage robust growth.
- **Harvesting:** Snip leaves as needed, leaving the base of the plant to regrow.

**Health Benefits**

Chives offer several health benefits:

- **Rich in Nutrients:** High in vitamins A and C, and a good source of calcium and iron.
- **Antioxidant Properties:** Contains antioxidants that support overall health.
- **Digestive Health:** Aids in digestion and can improve gut health.
- **Low in Calories:** An excellent addition to a health-conscious diet.

**Culinary Uses**

Chives are versatile in the kitchen:

- **Garnishes:** Perfect for adding a fresh touch to soups, salads, and baked potatoes.
- **Flavor Enhancer:** Enhances dishes with its mild, onion-like flavor.
- **Herb Butter:** Can be mixed into butter for a flavorful spread.
- **Egg Dishes:** Adds a fresh taste to omelets and scrambled eggs.

**Simple Recipe: Chive and Cream Cheese Spread**

A quick and flavorful spread using fresh chives.


- Fresh chives, finely chopped
- Cream cheese, softened
- Lemon juice and black pepper to taste


1. In a bowl, combine the chopped chives with softened cream cheese.
2. Add lemon juice and black pepper to taste, mixing well.
3. Serve as a spread on crackers, bread, or as a dip for vegetables.

The Chives Herb Seed from Todd's Seeds is an excellent choice for anyone looking to add a versatile and flavorful herb to their garden. Its ease of growth and culinary versatility make it a beloved herb for both gardeners and chefs alike.


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