- Garlic chives are a hardy perennial that can be started outdoors as soon as the ground is warm and dry enough to till.
- This plants looks like thick grass but each “blade” or leaf has a mild garlicky flavour that is best eaten raw in salads or cooked in soups and stews.
- Chives like lots ofbut they will grow in semi-. They do well in anyand will tolerate dry conditions.
- Plant the seeds ¼ inch deep (5 mm) and 1 inch apart (1½ cm).
- The blades can reach 1 foot high (30 cm) or more but will start to taste very hot.
- The plant will send up thicker blades with white flowers at the top.
- The bloom lasts well and looks nice mixed with other flowers for showing in August and September.
- If the flowers are left on the plant will reseed itself easily.
- You can dry chives easily and they keep a lot of their flavour.