Ideal herb for cooking, easy to grow and attractive in the garden
Garlic chives, also called Chinese chives, have slim flat grass-like leaves that taste like a perfect combination of sweet garlic and chives. Just snip them over salads, fresh vegetables or any savory dish to add a subtle and delicious garlic accent without any of the fuss. The green strappy leaves form neat mounding plants with pretty white edible blossoms. This permanent perennial herb is a joy to have ready at hand - a gardening cook's secret.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 doesn't particularly like heat, but it will grow in heat if you provide it more moisture. It's a pretty adaptable, independent plant, and will grow almost anywhere and doesn't need 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 inches 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
A light combination of garlic and sweet chive flavors.