How do you start Chives from seed?

16 years ago

I did a search but could not find the answer so my apologies if it's been asked before.

This is my first year with Herbs. I direct seeded Carrots, Chives and Geneovese Basil around the base of my container tomato plants this year. The Basil and Carrots are doing fine, but NONE of the chives germinated.

So I tried a germination test (wet paper towel, warm spot) still nothing. I've also tried starting them in a Park's Bio Dome (which will even make pebbles sprout IMO) at 70º and at 85º ... Still nothing.

The chives are Erba Cipollina from Harvest Moon. What am I doing wrong?

Best Wishes


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