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Chives Chinese (Garlic) – 2 Grams

45 EGP

Garlic chives is an allium grown for its leaves. The tough, fibrous bulb is elongate and originates from a stout rhizome. The gray-green leaves are flat and wide. The plant grows in a clump and the leaves bend down.
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Chives Chinese (Garlic) – 2 Grams (GMO-FREE DECLARATION)


Germination Rate: 86%


under their own weight. The showy inflorescence stands above the leaf clump on 1-2 ft (0.3-0.6 m) stalks and consists of a rounded umbel, 2 in (5 cm) across, with many small creamy white, star-shaped, fragrant.

flowers. Culture: Garlic chives is a fast growing and fast spreading perennial that needs to be divided every 3-4 years. Maintain it as a permanent crop and harvest individual leaves as needed. Moisture: Garlic chives

can tolerate drought and thrives with normal garden watering. The unique flavor of garlic chives is both.

sweet and garlicky and is used in salads, stir fries and soups. It goes well also in egg dishes and with fish.


  • Botanical Name: Allium tuberosum
  • Common Names: Chinese chives, garlic chives, Oriental garlic
  • Seed Type: Perennial herb
  • Light Requirements: Full sun to partial shade
  • Soil Type: Well-drained, fertile soil
  • Germination Time: 7-14 days
  • Maturity: 60-90 days

Sowing and Growing

Sowing and Growing

Sow outdoors, in the spot where they’re to grow. This can be in the ground, in containers or even in a growing bag. Sow seeds in short drills, 1cm (½in) deep and about 2.5cm (1in) apart.

  1. Prepare your soil mix and put your seeds at 2 cm depth.
  2. Spray the seeds and cover them with a plastic case to accelerate the germination process, don’t forget to make holes in the plastic case for the seeds to breathe. 
  3. How to Plant:

    1. Soil Preparation: Prepare well-drained, fertile soil by mixing in compost or organic matter.
    2. Sowing: Sow seeds 1/4 inch deep and 1 inch apart. Cover lightly with soil.
    3. Watering: Keep the soil consistently moist until germination. Avoid waterlogging.
    4. Thinning: Once seedlings are 2 inches tall, thin them to 6-8 inches apart.
    5. Sunlight: Ensure the plants receive full sun to partial shade.
    6. Harvesting: Begin harvesting leaves when they reach about 6 inches in length. For best flavor, cut leaves close to the base.


Transplant young seed-raised plants outdoors once they’re about 10cm (4in) tall. Potted plants bought in supermarkets or garden centres can be planted straight outside from spring onwards.

Chives are incredibly easy to maintain. Just keep them well watered, especially during long dry spells in summer. Snip off any faded leaves and spent flowers.


Some Plant Needs:

Days to Maturity: Between 3 to 65 weeks 

Planting Depth: 1-2.5 cm

Plant Spacing: 15 cm: 30 cm.

Soil Preference: 70% Cocopeat 10% Vermiculite 5% Perlite 15% Plant Compost.

Temp Preference: Ideal temperatures are 18°C to 30°C during the day.

pH Range: 6.5 – 7 

EC: 1.6 – 2.2

Germination Days: 5 – 7 days

Harvest Rounds: 4


Chives are incredibly easy to maintain. Just keep them well watered, especially during long dry spells in summer. Snip off any faded leaves and spent flowers.



You can harvest chives from early summer until they start to die back in autumn.

Cut the leaves as required, snipping close to the base – the more often they’re harvested, the newer leaves will be produced.

To keep chives productive, remove faded flowers.

Chives Benefits

Chives Benefits:


You may think of weeds as unhelpful plants that grow wild throughout your yard, but did you know that some weeds are edible? Actually, you probably eat them all the time. Alliums — the scientific name for the family of plants that includes chives, scallions, and leeks — grow wildly all over the world. You may even find them in your own backyard, identifiable by their bulbous lavender flowers. 


Chives can take over a garden, and established chives need to be separated every three to four years if you want your other plants to have a chance. However, their appealing taste makes them more and more popular as intentional garden additions. In addition to their garlicky flavor, chives also offer numerous health benefits worth knowing about. 


Health Benefits

Although chives are often used in small quantities as a garnish, the promising health benefits of these alliums suggest adding them into your diet more often. Here are just a few of the many health benefits of chives. 


Prevent Cancer

Prevent Osteoporosis

Improve Memory

  • Nutrient-Rich: High in vitamins A, C, and K, and contains essential minerals like iron, calcium, and potassium.
  • Antioxidant Properties: Contains antioxidants that help protect the body against free radicals.
  • Digestive Health: Promotes healthy digestion and relieves gastrointestinal discomfort.
  • Immune Support: Boosts the immune system due to its antibacterial and antiviral properties.
  • Anti-Inflammatory: Helps reduce inflammation and may alleviate symptoms of arthritis.


Because chives are so often used as a garnish, rather than eaten in large amounts, nutrients per serving are calculated based on one tablespoon of chives. That single Tablespoon still contains: 


3% Daily Value Vitamin A

3% Daily Value Vitamin C

Other nutrients, including choline and folate, are present in smaller amounts. However, if you use chives in place of green onions in recipes, you’ll see the benefit of these other nutritional compounds. 


Nutrients per Serving


1 Tablespoon of fresh chives contains: 

Calories: 1

Fat: 0 g

Cholesterol: 0 mg

Sodium: 0 mg

Carbohydrates: 0 g

Protein: 0 g

Calories 11% Daily Value

Total Fat 0 g 0%

Saturated Fat 0 g 0%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 0 mg 0%

Sodium 3 mg 0%

Potassium 0 mg 0%

Total Carbohydrate 2 g 1%

Dietary Fiber 1 g 4%

Sugar 0 g

Protein 1 g 2%


  • Culinary Uses:
    • Fresh leaves can be used as a garnish or in salads, soups, stir-fries, and dumplings.
    • Flowers can be used to add a decorative and flavorful touch to dishes.
    • Garlic chives are often used in Asian cuisine for their mild garlic flavor.
  • Medicinal Uses:
    • Digestive Aid: Helps in improving digestion and relieving bloating.
    • Immune Support: Enhances immune function due to its antibacterial properties.
    • Anti-Inflammatory: May reduce inflammation and pain.
  • Ornamental Uses:
    • Can be planted in herb gardens or flower beds for their attractive white flowers.


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