Different kind that gets broad leaves with very nice aroma and mild onion flavor. The leaves are used fresh in salads, for herring, egg dishes, fresh potatoes etc. They can also be frozen for winter use. Do not let the plant flower, it only takes power from other growth. Sowing in October can cause earlier germination in the spring. Thrives on muddy, calcareous soil, preferably clay soil, but unassuming.
ROLL OUT CHIVE PATCH
They are just as easy to start with our patch. Chive can be started indoors or outdoors. Plant / roll out chives then water well.
If you’re planting chive patch indoors, place the pot in a dark spot in temperatures 60° to 70° F. (15° to 21° C.) until the seeds sprout, then move them into the light. When the chives reach 6 inches, you can transplant them to the garden. If you’re planting the chive patch outdoors, wait ’till after the last frost to plant the seeds. The seeds may take a little extra time to sprout until the soil warms up.
So many seeds / pot. Set cool and bright. Keep moist. Transplant in May.
WHERE TO GROW CHIVES?
Chives will grow just about anywhere, but prefer strong light and rich soil. Chives also don’t do as well in soil that is too wet or too dry.
GROWING CHIEVES INDOORS
Growing chives indoors is also easy. Chives do very well indoors and will frequently be the herb that will do the best in your indoor herb garden. The best way how to grow chives indoors is to plant them in a pot that drains well, but is filled with a good potting soil. Place the chives where they will get bright light. Continue harvesting chives as you would if they were outdoors.
Harvesting chives is as easy as growing chives. Once the chives are about a foot tall, simply snip off what you need. When harvesting chives, you can cut the chive plant back to half its size without harming the plant.
If your chive plant starts to flower, the flowers are edible as well. Add the chive flowers to your salad or as decorations for soup.
Knowing how to grow chives is as easy as knowing how to chew bubble gum. Add these tasty herbs to your garden today.