|Garlic chives growing at Midway Atoll, Hawaii|
|Min germination temp:||18°C (64°F)|
|Max germination temp:||24°C (75°F)|
|Germination time:||17 days|
|Time to transplanting:||+33 days|
|Time to harvesting:||+229 days|
|Mature height:||50cm (20in)|
|Ideal pH range:||6.0 - 7.0|
|Sow depth:||1½cm (½in)|
|Sow spacing:||10cm (4in)|
|Sow row spacing:||20cm (8in)|
|Growing plant spacing:||15cm (6in)|
Garlic chives (Allium tuberosum) is a relatively new vegetable in the English-speaking world but well-known in Asian cuisine, the flavor of garlic chives is more like garlic than chives, though much milder. Both leaves and the stalks of the flowers are used as a flavoring similarly to chives, green onions or garlic and are used as a stir fry ingredient.
Sow seeds indoors in spring in trays of potting compost 1½cm (½in) deep and 10cm (4in) apart.
Sow outdoors in June in drills 1½cm (½in) deep.
Transplant indoor seedlings in July and thin outdoor seedlings to 15cm (6in) apart.
- Full troubles list: Allium troubles
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