Regular Chives, Hutchinson farmhouse garden,
David MacTavish, April 26 2012.
|Grown at Hutchinson Farm since
about 1984. Available May 2016 in 4½" pots and
Winter Hardiness: perennial
Light Requirements: Sun, part sun
Height: 12 - 20"
Where to plant: In the ground
- In the
Chives thrive in almost any location,
with no effort required by the gardener. Once
planted, the clumps of chives will gradually
expand each year. Chives also can spread by self
seeding, and will continue to grow through-out the
season. The lavender flowers of regular chives
will appear late May, and bloom until frost,
providing visual beauty to the garden. Chives are
often planted to ward off pests.
- In the
Chives are one of the "fines
herbes" of French cuisine, and are considered
the smallest member of the onion family.
Commonly used in all sorts of dishes including
soups, fish, potatoes, etc. Tiny tubes of
chopped chives are visually attractive, making
them useful as a garnish (such as on a baked
grab a small clump, and cut off with scissors.
Watch out for grass sneaking in!
Preserve: best used fresh.