The no-frills classic culinary herb, essential in salad dressings, as soup garnishing or atop baked potatoes. A hardy perennial, these vigorous plants will keep coming back every spring and benefit from dividing every couple years. Enjoy several cuttings each year before the plants bolt and go to bloom. The lavender flowers are the favorite of our neighbors’ honeybees and also make for some tasty fresh garnishes.
Days to Maturity: 80
Latin name: Allium shoenoprasum
Life cycle: Perennial
Direct sow or transplant as soon as soil temps are above 50°.
Seeding depth: ¼”. Seeding rate: place clusters of 6-8 seeds every 10″ or 1-2 seeds every inch.
If starting indoors, sow before last frost. Sow 6-8 seeds per plug and transplant in clusters 10-12″ apart.
Row spacing: 12-18″.
All of our seed is Non-GMO and Certified Organic by Washington State Department of Agriculture. We grow the majority of our varieties here at Deep Harvest Farm on Whidbey Island while we purchase the rest from other small, organic Northwest seed growers. Finally, all of our offerings are open-pollinated (OP) so that you too can save and share seed from these plants!