- Easy To Grow Herbs!
- 24-30 Inches Tall
- 12-16 Inches Wide
- Plant in Full Sun
Garlic chives are easy to grow and delicious. Plant them into the garden in the spring and enjoy their bountiful harvest for years to come. This perennial herb not only offers a delicious way to flavor any meal, but it also graces your kitchen garden with dainty light pink flowers in summer. Garlic chives have a taste that is a balance between garlic and onion. That flavor profile makes them perfect for adding to salads, soups, spreads, and vinegars. The flat, tender stalks are easy to harvest, chop, and utilize all summer long.
Garlic chives bloom with pink flowers in the summer, and have dark green stalks. They will slowly spread through the garden through seeds, so harvest or trim off blooms to prevent rampant spread through seed. Garlic chives are easy-care, low-maintenance herbs that can double as lovely flowers in the kitchen garden. Use the stalks to flavor salads, butters, soups, cheeses, bread, or anything you’d like to add a garlic flavor to.
Garlic Chives Plant Care
Chive seeds and seedlings should be planted outdoors after your last frost date. They are low-maintenance plants that often come back as perennials. Divide chive clumps every 3-4 years. Space 5” apart in the garden. Deadhead or trim plants after bloom to prevent self seeding. Keep weeds pulled to prevent competition for moisture and nutrients. Mulch to maintain soil moisture.
Growing Garlic Chives Plants
Start chive seeds indoors 8-10 weeks before your last frost date. Or, plant seeds directly in the ground after the danger of frost has passed. Garlic Chives grow up to 24” tall. 5” of space gives these chives enough room to grow. Chives need full sun to flourish. It takes 80-90 days for chives to grow to maturity and be ready for harvest.
Chives can be grown in containers easily. Grow a single plant in a small 5” container, or multiple in a larger container. The upright habit and pink flowers of chives acts as a “thriller” in containers and adds structure and color to a kitchen container garden.
Watering Garlic Chives
Keep the soil evenly moist with regular irrigation. Avoid overwatering. Additional watering might be needed during dry spells.
Feeding Garlic Chives Plants
Feed seedlings when they are 3-4 weeks old with a starter solution. Apply compost to the garden bed before planting chives. Fertilize chives in containers once in the season.
Garlic Chives Plant Facts
|Common Name: Garlic Chives|
|Botanical Name: Allium tuberosum|
|Plant Type: Chives|
|Edible Type: Herbs|
|Vegetable Size: -|
|Light Exposure: Full Sun (+6 hrs.)|
|Spacing: 4 - 8" (10 - 20cm)|
|Height: 24 - 30" (61 - 76cm)|
|Width: 12 - 16" (30 - 41cm)|
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