Cold-resistant plant. The leaves are juicy, large, covered with a wax coating. The mass of leaves of one plant is 50-80 g.
It gives an early, amicable harvest of greenery. Weight per 1000 seeds = 1,2-1,4 g. Number of seeds in 1,0 g = 715-830 seeds.
For an early spring harvest, sowing is carried out in October-November; for the summer harvest - in March-May.
Sow shallow in rows every 20 cm, sprinkle 1 cm with earth.
For the continuity of the harvest, sowing is carried out at several times with an interval of 2-3 weeks. Regular watering is required.
The crop is harvested as the leaves grow back.
With a single harvest, the whole plant is pulled out, with multiple harvesting, the cut is made at a height of 1.5-2 cm from the soil surface.
Seeding rate 100-250 plants per 1 m2.
* Chives - a perennial plant, forms tubular leaves, propagates by seeds and division of the bush, frost-resistant, moisture-loving,
but does not tolerate excessive moisture.
With a lack of moisture, the leaves quickly coarse, flower arrows appear. It is grown only in a perennial culture (up to 4-5 years).
They are planted in furrows 6-8 cm deep, the distance between the rows is 20-25 cm.
During the growing season, the onion branches strongly, therefore, the bushes are thinned annually at a distance of 10-15 cm.
The removed plants are used for food or planted in a new place (in early spring or at the end of summer).
In dug bushes, the roots are shortened by 1/3, the leaves are cut at a height of 5-6 cm. The leaves are cut for the first time before flowering.
The first arrows appear 2-3 weeks after the beginning of the regrowth of the leaves. They are cut along with the leaves, they are also juicy.
Eng.: Chives. Suom.: Ruohosipuli, ruoholaukka. Sven.: Gräslök.