My garlic chives have put up flowers and not they are turning to seed
heads. How do I harvest them so I can replant? What do they look like
when they are mature and ready? Will they just fall off, or do they pop
and blow away? I've never done chives before. Thanks.
Depending on climate, the garlic chives should come back anyway... you can
collect the dry seed heads and put in a paper bag; when they're good and
dry, crumble with your hands and you should see a bunch of black seeds in
the bottom, just like onion seeds but smaller.
Pour between a couple of containers on a breezy day, or just mix with water
and float off the chaff, sort of like panning for gold, then spread out in
a big sieve to dry immediately, so they don't think of sprouting. I do
this successfully for leek seeds.
Gary Woods AKA K2AHC- PGP key on request, or at home.earthlink.net/~garygarlic
Zone 5/6 in upstate New York, 1420' elevation. NY WO G
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