Do you sell chives?

prairiemaid(z3 MB Canada)September 12, 2005

How do you bundle or present it? What do you charge? What is your general response to it? Thanks for the help!

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ohiorganic(5/6 SW Ohio)

I do small bundles maybe 1/4 oz that out a rubber band around. I charge a buck a bundle and i sell maybe 3 or 4 bundles a season-chives are not very popular in my area. But they are easy to grow and I mainly grow themn for the CSA members

    Bookmark   September 14, 2005 at 6:35AM
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jayreynolds(zone 6/7)

I sell a 1&1/2" bundle for $1.00. They are great because they are perennial and fool-proof. Plant a clump of about 6-10 sprigs every 6" on a wide bed, mulch well and start cutting. My best customer is a restaurant, which buys a bunch every week. Still, even if I throw away half of what I pick, I'm only out 1 minute to clip and band a bunch.

I found that the bed needs renovation every other year or else they get crowded. That's an opportunity to divide clumps and pot them up for sale at $3.00/clump! Be sure to mulch chives well, and cut them back at least once during the season, after flowering. Some people have sold the flowers, too.

    Bookmark   September 15, 2005 at 11:02PM
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Bob_Piper(NE Oklahoma)

My chives are flowering right now and I am thinking that a few stems of chives in flower might make a nice addition to a bouquet of cut flowers.
I sell the plants in 4" pots but once you have them established in your garden you sure as heck don't ever need to purchase them again so I don't set the world on fire selling the plants. Mine somehow got started in a flower bed and now are trying to take over!


    Bookmark   September 16, 2005 at 7:24AM
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