Distinct yet subtle flavor, produces gorgeous white flowers
Also called Chinese leeks, garlic chives resemble regular chives except that their leaves are shiny and flat. The plant bears beautiful, white flower heads. The distinct garlic flavor of these chives makes them a great choice for adding to salads, omelets, and stir-fry dishes. Chives are useful as a companion plant throughout the garden to help reduce the insect population.Allium Schoenoprasum tuberosum
Chives are attractive and compact plants that takes up little space in the garden. The long, thin, hollow, bright green leaves have a wonderful delicate onion flavor.
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- Growing Habit
Chives are a very hardy cool weather crop and can tolerate frost.
- Spring Transplant, Spring
- Growing Season
- Short, Long
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- Growing Conditions
- Cold, Cool, Warm, Hot
Chives prefer cool conditions and don't particularly like heat, but will grow in heat if you provide more moisture. It's a pretty adaptable, independent plant, and will grow almost anywhere without a lot of care.
- Outdoor Growing Temp
- 40°F - 85°F
- Min Outdoor Soil Temp
Chives take a long time to germinate and do best in soil between 60 to 70˚ F. Like other alliums, chives don't germinate as well at higher temperatures.
- Start Indoors
- Start Outdoors
Chives are pretty drought tolerant and don't need a lot of watering. However the soil should be kept moist for maximum productivity.
Like other members of the Onion family, it is a fairly light feeder.
- Tolerates light frost, Tolerates hard frost
- Small Gardens?
Chives are an excellent candidate for container growing. Plant in a container at least 6" deep. Chives grow best in well-drained soil, so be careful not to overly water your plants. Make sure they have access to sunlight as well as partial shade. They can be potted and moved indoors to provide a fresh supply for cooking all year.
- Attracts beneficial insects?
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- Taste Profile
Distinct but subtle garlic flavor, refreshing.