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Thanks for the information! My chives are just about to go into flower, and I wanted to find what information I could so that I could save the seeds. And it's so simple!!! I have a feeling I'll be coming back to your blog to learn more, in the future. Great, easy to read post.

Im not a big fan of Seeds of Change. They got BOUGHT out by M M Mars YES!- the candy bar company) . and since then, I bevilee they are going down hill, since they are corporate owned. On Seed Savers, I didnt have their catalog' vs Yearbook , so they were not mentioned. They will actually get their OWN episode, as its so important. Its on the list ..

My chive flowers have been dry for a month, and only now am I trying to separate them from the chaff! Do you have any tips? What size are they supposed to be? I'm sliding the flower heads between my fingers and this is releasing some seeds, but I'm concerned it might be crushing some of the seeds. Do you know how they are supposed to look? the seeds? Thanks, Rachel.

Hi Rachel, I don't think you'll be able to crush the seeds with your fingers, they're pretty strong! Look at the last photo above and you'll see the tiny black seeds in the glass jar. Since you waited a month to separate the seeds, it might just be that many of them have already fallen out of the flower. This is not so bad: The seeds probably fell directly into the soil below the plant and they'll most likely sprout next season. So as long as you don't mind them sprouting up in that spot, you'll be ok!

Hi. If I want to grow my chive seeds indoors that I have collected from an outdoor plant, must I wait until spring to plant them or can I just put them in the freezer for a week or 2?
Thanks!

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