How To Grow Chives

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We love growing different herbs in our garden or diy 3 tier herb garden. Having grown many different herbs from basil to cilantro and even sage. It was now time to add a new herb to our collection. I will be trying my hand at growing chives.

Just like most other herbs, chives are not difficult to grow at all. As far as use is concerned you can use them fresh in your salad dressings, dips, marinades or sprinkled on your baked potatoes. I have had baked potatoes with chives before and that just enhanced their flavor. They are perennial, so plant them once and enjoy them for many years.

Growing Chives

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Here’s What You’ll Need:

You can choose to grow your chives in your garden from seeds or seedlings (recommended), in a pot on your kitchen window sill or both. Whatever you decide, just make sure they are in area that receives a lot of sunshine, at least 6 hours daily. The soil must also be well drained, and enriched with your compost. Plant them in rows, 8 to 10 inches apart or in a pot that is at least 8 inches deep.

Give them at least an inch of water weekly, and apply liquid fertilizer every 21 days. The purple blossoms must be regularly pinched off to allow for growth. Also keep an eye out for aphids, which can sometimes become a problem. They are ready to harvest within a few weeks, and just snip about an inch above the base. Use fresh, dried or freeze them in your fridge.

You can get more information from the Premeditated Leftovers blog, here…

How To Grow Chives

You can watch the video below on how to grow chives…

You can watch the video below on how to grow chives in containers…

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