chive seed pods

itsagardenthingMay 1, 2010

I'm a real garden rookie. I've got some chives growing in a pot and they have seed pods at the end of some of them. I've removed them. if I keep them are they any good. e.g do I open them and remove the seeds and save them for planting out another year. Or do you plant the pod as it is? Or is there any use for the dried seeds? Thank you.

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flora_uk(SW UK 8/9)

I suspect that your 'seed pods' are flower buds. You wouldn't have seeds unless you had already had flowers and anyway, chives don't produce pods, more of a dehydrated- looking version of their flowers. Cut them off or leave them as you wish. The plant will be a bit more vigorous if you remove them. You can eat the flowers.

Check the link and see if this is what you have.

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    Bookmark   May 1, 2010 at 12:13PM
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Sure, first comes the flower then the seeds develop. You have to let them mature to be viable.
But if you wait too long, they will fall off.
Viable seeds will be hard and black color. You can save and plant them in the fall or spring.

    Bookmark   May 2, 2010 at 2:30AM
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fatamorgana2121(Zone 5/6)

Let the flower heads dry and get papery before collecting the mature seeds.

The flowers are pretty and one of the early bloomers in my gardens.


    Bookmark   May 2, 2010 at 9:41AM
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