Garlic Chives Onion Chives

Harvest Season:  Spring, summer, fall

Plant Habit: Upright

Characteristics: Easy care, perennial

Water: Medium

Fertilize: Seldom

Height: 24" - 30"

Width: 12" - 24"

Exposure: Sun

General Information: Wonderful addition to gardens.

Onion Chives easy to grow and use. They are also a hardy perennial that overwinter. They feature wonderful mauve blossoms during the spring and early summer that makes it highly decorative as well as useful. It is the first onion flavouring to come out of the garden in spring.

Garlic chives also overwinter and have a distinct garlic flavour that is nice in salads or other cooking. Garlic chives have a white blossom.

Chives, scientifically known as Allium schoenoprasum, are a versatile and easy-to-grow herb that can add a burst of flavor to your culinary creations. Whether you have a green thumb or are new to gardening, growing chives can be a rewarding experience.

Chives are not only delicious but also packed with essential nutrients. They are a good source of vitamins A, C, and K, as well as minerals like calcium and iron. Adding chives to your diet can help boost your immune system, promote healthy digestion, and support bone health.

Whether you have a spacious garden or a small balcony, chives can thrive in various growing conditions. They are low-maintenance and can be grown in pots or directly in the ground. Chives prefer well-drained soil and require moderate sunlight. With minimal effort, you can enjoy a bountiful harvest of fresh chives throughout the growing season.

One of the greatest joys of growing chives is the ability to enhance your culinary creations with their delightful flavor.  You can chop fresh chives and sprinkle them over salads, soups, omelets, or baked potatoes. They also make a fantastic addition to homemade dips and sauces.

In addition to their culinary benefits, chives can also add a touch of beauty to your garden. Their slender green leaves and delicate purple flowers create an attractive visual display. Chives can be grown alongside other herbs or as a border plant in your garden, adding a pop of color and texture to your outdoor space.

Chives are not only beneficial for humans but also for pollinators like bees and butterflies. The vibrant purple flowers of chives attract these important creatures, helping to support local ecosystems and promote biodiversity in your garden. By growing chives, you can contribute to the well-being of these essential pollinators. 



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