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Garlic Chives [Allium tuberosum]

Garlic Chives [Allium tuberosum]

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Tips to reduce water requirements

We recommend mulching the beds
Experience has shown that by covering the floor with hay or straw, evaporation can be reduced by 80%. If you keep the beds evenly moist, an optimal humid microclimate will be created under the mulch. This not only promotes the growth of plants, but also enormously reduces water consumption. On our farm we only water every 2-3 days and irrigate a 200 m2 cultivation area in the Algarve in Portugal with 500l of water. Our beds are always moist, which promotes plant growth and harvest quality.

It is also advisable to keep the beds moist at all times, even if the bed is not used for a certain period of time
The desiccation of the soil leads to a huge decline in micro-and macro-organisms in the soil, resulting in a barren soil over time. Tests have shown that the water content in the entire bed with full-scale irrigation remains longer than if watering is only carried out selectively. Due to the small volume of the poured surfaces, in contrast to the large dry volume, they dry out faster than if the entire volume of the bed is filled with moisture. Similar to heating in an apartment.

Maintaining an energy level always requires less energy than having to achieve it again and again.

Shipping and pick-up information

We offer CTT shipping for Saagut Europe and USA far! With us you will always receive a tracking number to track your package. Shipping costs differ depending on the shipping region. Here is a list of regions and prices:

National Shipping
Portugal (with the Azores and Madeira Islands)
Envelope or package up to 500g = € 3.50
2 kg Bus Package = 8 €
Package over 2 kg = 16 €

Europe Shipping
Envelope up to 100g = 7 €
500g Bus Package = 9,50 €
1kg Bus Package = 14 €
2kg Bus Package = 20 €
Package over 2kg = 40 €

USA Shipping
Envelope up to 100g = € 7.50
500g Bus Package = 15,50 €
1 kg Bus Package = 24 €
2 kg Bus Package = 33,50 €
Package over 2 kg = 67 €

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The garlic chives is a very old perennial spice and medicinal plant, originally from China. In Chinese traditional medicine (TCM) and Japanese (TJM), the herb is considered an effective natural remedy and is promising for cancer prevention. The leaves of the white-flowered cut bone blue are flat and have a savory and sweet garlic aroma. The seeds are also edible and can be used as a spice. The grown and hardy plant attracts many insects.

General information
Plant family: Amaryllidaceae
Life Cycle: Perennial
Days to harvest: 90 days
Plant height approx.: 80 cm
Root Type: Heartroot
Nutrient requirements: Medium Eaters
Water Requirements: Means
Winter hardiness: Up to-17 °C
Location: Sunny
Floor: Pervious, moist, loamy, Humos

PH: 6 to 7

Sowing and planting information
Germ Type: Dark and cold germs
Seed Depth: 1-2 cm
Optimal germination temperature: 13-18 °C
Germination time: 14-28 days
Planting, row spacing: 4x30 cm

Optimal mixed culture: Endive, strawberry, chamomile, carrot, parsley, lettuce, celery, salsify, tomato
Unfavorable mixed culture: Bean, Pea, Kale, Prote, Chives, Onion, Garlic

Subtropic climate (Mediterranean) (e. g. B. Portugal, Spain, Italy)
Sow directly outdoors from November to December.

Moderate climate (e. g. B. Germany, Switzerland, Poland)
Sow directly into the frost-free open air from February to April.

Sow directly in rows. Needs a cold exposure of 6 weeks to germinate.
Cut garlic prefers a sunny location with sufficient water and nutrient-rich, humus soil. Prepare the soil with deposited animal manure. Avoid waterlogging.

Additional tips
Cut garlic generally prefers cooler and humid climates. In order to quickly obtain a fine, crumbly and well-drained soil, an additional incorporation of biochar and primeval rock flour is recommended.

Type of propagation
Spread occurs via seeds. Propagation via root division is possible.

Care Plants
A regular harvest is necessary to stimulate the new shoot. Due to the initially slow growth of the plants, we recommend weeding the surrounding herbs regularly. M It animal manure prepared beds and planting in mixed culture, replaces additional fertilization.

Germination ability of seeds: 2-3 years

Other Names
Botanical names: Allium tuberosum
English Names: Garlic chives, Chinese chives
German names: Schnittknoblauch, Chinesischer Schnittlauch
Portuguese names: Cebolinho Chinês
Spanish Names: Cebollino de ajo
French names: Ciboulette ail

  • Made in harmony with nature
  • All seeds and seedlings are genetically stable for further propagation
  • Our seeds are always checked for germination at regular intervals
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