Growing Chives

How to Grow Chives

Growing chives in your Harvest to Home garden is simple. You do not have to worry about how to grow chives. They are a hearty plant and will produce in your garden for months.  To grow chives let each plant get established for a few weeks. Once they have grown to 5-8 inches, you may pick 25% of the plant. Simple grab the chives and use scissors to cut them like you are cutting hair. Make sure to not cut all the way to the bottom of the stems.  Be careful to not let any other plants shade out the chives, they do not grow every tall so they need space around to harvest the sun’s energy.

Chive Information

Lily Family

Chives are related to onions and garlic but are smaller. They form a nice cluster that can grow up to 1 and a half to 2 feet tall.  Chives are a very useful herb. They can be used early and often to add flavor to nearly any meal.  They are a great addition to salads, omelets, seafood dishes, and of course baked potatoes.

Best Site: In a sunny location or partial shade.

Pruning and training: Simply pick off any brown stems that may appear. If you see a bulb form at the top of a stem, pick it off this will help prolong the plants production.

Time to harvest: Harvest in 3 weeks and on throughout the season.