The Mysterious Timeline of Chinese Chive Growth
Have you ever stared at a plant, wondering how long it would take to grow? Well, the mystery of time is no different for Chinese chives.
From Seed to Sprout
Growing from seed, Chinese chives can take up to 10-14 days to sprout. Don’t be fooled by their tardiness, as they will soon make up for lost time.
Growing and Harvesting
Once your chives have made an appearance above the soil line and reached 4-6 inches tall, it’s time to start harvesting them! But hold up – don’t be too greedy with your first harvest. It’s best to wait until they’re at least 8 inches tall before going all Edward Scissorhands on them.
Patience is Key
Now comes the true test in patience: waiting for that second harvest. This tends to take between 30-40 days after your initial cuttings – but trust us when we say it’ll be worth it.
So there you have it folks – growing Chinese chives requires a healthy dose of patience and willingness to surrender control over timing (which let’s face it, can be tough). However, with a little bit of TLC and some much-needed restraint in cutting back too early or too often, these deliciously versatile herbs are yours for the taking!