Kids’ Valley Garden

Garlic Chives

  • 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 ofsunbut they will grow in semi-shade. They do well in anysoiland 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.

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