- About Chives
- How To Grow Chives
- Benefits of Chives
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Chives are a perennial member of the onion family that sport beautiful purple flowers. Chives are cool-season, cold-tolerant perennials that are planted in early spring. The stems are firm, straight, smooth and, like the leaves, bright dark green. The flowers, which bloom for two months in midsummer, form round deep purple or pink globes that make an attractive garnish.
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1. Select a garden plot in full sun.
2. Prepare your garden soil. Although some plants can grow in dense, hard soils, chives need light, loamy, and sandy soils with good drainage.
3. Water the chives every few days. The soil should be moist when you water your chives, so you need not water them again immediately after.
4. Apply a fertilizer once a month. Your chive harvest will prosper with a bit of fertilizer applied once every 3-4 weeks.
5. Add a layer of mulch to prevent weeds.
6. Wait to harvest your chives when they are at least 7 to 10 inches (17.8 to 25.4 cm) in height.
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- After the flowers bloom, be sure to remove them so that the seeds aren't spread throughout your garden.
- Remember to divide the plants every 3 to 4 years in the spring. Chives are much more productive if divided regularly.
- Cut off the flowers before they have completely opened, and add them to salads or use them as decoration on baked goods.
- Avoid heavy applications of nitrogen fertilizer.