Herb Garlic Chinese Chives

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Garlic chives also known as Chinese chives have attractive narrow, flat gray-green grass leaves to 12 inches long when allowed root space to fully mature. Its white blossoms appear in great profusion in summer and are good cut-flowers for fresh or dried arrangements.  Both leaves and flowers have a pronounced garlic flavor, although milder than bulbs, that adds zest to salads, stir-fries, rice and noodles.

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Herb Garlic Chinese Chives

Garlic chives also known as Chinese chives have attractive narrow, flat gray-green grass leaves to 12 inches long when allowed root space to fully mature. Its white blossoms appear in great profusion in summer and are good cut-flowers for fresh or dried arrangements.  Both leaves and flowers have a pronounced garlic flavor, although milder than bulbs, that adds zest to salads, stir-fries, rice and noodles. Perennial. Leaves freeze well.  Can be grown all year round potted on a windowsill.

Cultivation Advice Herb Garlic Chinese Chives

  • Days To Germination: 10-14
  • Planting Depth:   1/4 inch
  • Spacing, Plant:  18 inches
  • Light:  Warm Sunny Location
  • Sow thinly in pots / trays indoors from Mar for the earliest start covering with ¼ inch of fine compost. Keep soil moderately moist during germination.
  • Can be sown outdoors after all danger of frost has passed through to Sep.
  • When seedlings are about 2 inches high, thin to 12-18 inches apart. Carefully replant thinned seedlings.
  • Can be harvested continuously once mature.  Snip leaves at the base of the plant to encourage growth.  Leaves can also be frozen for later use.
  • Plants can also easily be grown indoors on a windowsill during the winter months for an all year round crop.