chives 'garlic'

garlic chives / Allium tuberosum

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approx 120 seeds £1.99
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Buy chives 'garlic' garlic chives / Allium tuberosum: A tasty chives and garlic flavour

  • Position: full sun
  • Soil: fertile, moist but well drained

    A close relative of ordinary chives, and used in just the same way to flavour cooking, garlic chives have flattened, strappy leaves and a pleasantly garlicky taste particularly when leaves are snipped off young. The big healthy clumps come back year after year, and in late summer the starry white flower heads are a real bonus, much loved by bees. The flowers can be eaten too: pick just after they open and sprinkle on salads for a pretty and spicy garnish.

  • Growing Instructions:Choose a rich soil in sun or part shade and sow sparingly into shallow drills in spring. Cover lightly with more soil and water well. Can also be sown in seed trays full of potting compost: pot on seedlings as they grow and transplant outside allowing 10cm between plants. Keep well-watered and snip off flowers to keep plants producing new leaves.

  • Sow: March-May

  • Harvest: All year round

  • Approximate quantity: 120 seeds.

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How do I get rid of gnats? We are having a wedding in our garden and need to eliminate gnats. We have a small pond, which doesn't help but we really don't want to get rid of it. There will not be room to have citronella flares. Is there anything we can plant? Thank you

Christopher Robinson

Hello there, One of the nicest things to plant that will help to discourage gnats and flying menaces is lemon verbena or Lippia Citriodora. This is a wonderful plant with pretty white flowers in summer but the real attraction is its lemon scented leaves which discourage flies. It is a slightly tender plant though that needs some shelter over winter. Other plants include garlic or garlic chives, Chamomile, Artemesia, Pyrethrum and Feverfew. I hope this gives you a few ideas. Helen Plant Doctor

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