Growing Garlic Chives

by Stephanie Suesan Smith on April 21, 2012

Garlic chives are used like regular chives but have more of a garlic flavor instead of an onion flavor.  They are good in omelets and other egg dishes.  They also work in salads, as fresh vegetables, or any savory dish.  The flowers are edible, too, although they can have a pretty strong flavor.  Garlic chives are perennial herbs, so plant them someplace they can stay for a while.

Here is a snapshot of the information you need to plant garlic chives in your kitchen garden:

when to plant:  February to June
depth of planting: 1/4 inch
spacing of plants inside row: 1 inch
spacing of rows: 8-10 inches
time to harvest:  45 days

After the plants bloom, sheer entire plant back to 4 inches to encourage regrowth of tender new leaves.

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