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Chive Seeds

Chive seeds grow into hardy perennial herbs known for their soft onion flavor and edible flowers. They love full sun to partial shade. They prefer well-drained, fertile soil and are tolerant to drought once established. This clump-forming herb has a proud place in herbal gardens. They are used for their flavorful leaves and as an ornamental plant due to their pretty blossoms.

Survival Garden Seeds offers common chive seeds, as well as a garlic chives option, ideal for gardeners looking to add a versatile herb to their perennial plant collection. Our non-GMO seeds are carefully selected to germinate reliably and produce healthy, flavorful plants.

Growing Chive Seeds in Your Garden

  • Onion flavor and edible flowers
  • Drought-tolerant once established
  • Heirloom, non-GMO seeds
  • Perennial, easy-to-grow plant


Chives are a tasty member of the onion family. They’ve been used for centuries for their flavor and medicinal properties. Chives have slender, hollow leaves. They produce interesting and quite attractive flowers that pollinators love. Growing chives is easy and rewarding; they bring a soft onion flavor to salads and cooked meals while presenting a lovely ornament in the garden space. They grow in many climates, returning every year to provide a reliable source of fresh herbs.


Begin with planting chive seeds indoors, about 6 to 8 weeks before the frost ends. They can be sown directly into the garden in spring or fall. Plant the seeds 1/4 inch deep. Make sure to keep the soil moist until germination starts, typically in 2 to 4 weeks. Transplant or thin seedlings to 12 inches apart, allowing room for growth.


Chives are a very forgiving plant. Once established, they require minimal care. They prefer full sun but can also thrive in partial shade. Regular watering helps establish young plants, but mature chives are very drought-tolerant. Harvesting is done by cutting the leaves at the base, which promotes new growth. The flowers are edible as well and can be used for adding flavor and color to dishes.

Introduce Survival Garden Seeds’ chive seeds into your garden so you can enjoy this useful herb for years to come. Chives can be divided when fully grown by separating the roots together with leaves and transplanting them in the following years. This way, you’ll have more chives to harvest and share with others.

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