CHIVES GROWING GUIDANCE
What To Expect (Day 1) :
Chives are an easy to grow herb with a mild onion-like flavor and a grass-like appearance. Chives can be harvested in small amounts once they reach about 4 inches tall. You should always keep an eye out for any leaves that may need some maintenance throughout the growing cycle such as dried tips of the leaves. To remove these, simply snip below the affected area and your chives will continue to grow happy and healthy!
Touchpoint 1 (Day 40) :
Your chives should have reached about 4 inches tall by now. Chive bundles will take several more weeks to reach their full potential, however you can harvest in small quantities here and there if you wish. To do so, separate out a few leaves on the outer edges of your plant and snip at the base of the chives about 1 inch above the SeedPod surface. Make sure to only trim the outer edges of the plants and evenly take from other plants as to not affect the look of your garden and promote new plant growth. Never take more than one-third of one plant and remember that if the tips of your chives ever become brown or crispy, cut below the affected area.
Harvest (Day 80) :
Your chives should now be nice thick bundles that are about 6-7 inches tall. You can now harvest as much and as often as you’d like. Starting one plant at a time, bunch a group of chives together. Using snips, cut the bundle of chives straight across about 1 inch from the base of the plant. You can continue to harvest and regrow your chives for as long as you wish. Always trim the tops of your chives if they ever begin to grow into the SmallGarden lights. If your chives happen to bloom flowers, this means that your chives have reached the end of their lifecycle (having lost their flavor) and you should replant.