Chives Plants

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    Chives $9.50
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    The chives plant is a culinary delight with a rich history and excellent benefits. They are versatile, low maintenance and have an incredible taste that adds a savory pop to almost any dish. Here at the Growers Exchange, we're proud to offer you vibrant, healthy chives plants for sale so you can enjoy this wonderful plant's fantastic flavors and goodness in your home and garden. 


    History of Chive Plants

    Chives plants have a long and storied history, dating back thousands of years to ancient China. Known for its culinary uses, they have graced the tables of commoners and royalty. Talk of the chive's beauty and versatility caught on, and eventually, the plant was appreciated globally, making its mark in Asia, Europe and the Americas. Today, chives are considered a staple in kitchens worldwide, and they show no signs of relinquishing their popularity.


    Benefits of Chives Plant

    Chive plants, with their mild onion-garlic flavor, have long been a popular addition to various dishes. These versatile plants not only elevate the taste of dishes but also bring significant health benefits, making them an excellent choice for both gardeners and chefs.

    One notable health benefit of chives is their abundance of essential vitamins and minerals. They are an excellent source of vitamins A and C, which are both crucial for maintaining a strong immune system and healthy skin, eyes and bones. They are also rich in calcium, which is essential for the formation and maintenance of strong bones and teeth. The magnesium present in chives helps with nerve and muscle function as well as regulating blood sugar levels. 

    While the incredible health benefits of chives may be enough to entice you to add them to your diet, their ease of cultivation and their versatility in dishes make them a fantastic addition to any garden. Chive plants are relatively easy to grow and require little maintenance, making them perfect for novice gardeners. 

    In the kitchen, the possibilities for using chives are almost endless. They add a fresh, elegant flavor to soups, salads, dips and dressings and can be incorporated as a garnish for a burst of color and delicate onion flavor. Their mild taste means they can be used generously without overpowering other flavors in the dish, making them a versatile and essential ingredient for any culinary enthusiast.


    Grow Chive Plants in Your Garden

    If you're ready to experience the amazing flavor and nutritional benefits of chive plants, now is the perfect time to add them to your garden. Chive plants may be grown in almost any type of soil. However, they thrive in well-draining, rich, moist soil throughout the growing season. Chives prefer a sunny spot in your garden, but they'll also grow well in partially shaded areas.

    When planting your chive plants, space them approximately eight to twelve inches apart to give them plenty of room to grow and thrive. Chive seeds can be started indoors during late winter or directly sown into garden beds in early spring. Transplant chive plants outdoors when the soil has reached 65°F.


    Caring for and Maintaining Your Chive Plants

    Chive plants are relatively low-maintenance, making them an excellent choice for both beginner and seasoned gardeners. Here are some essential care and maintenance tips to keep your chive plants healthy and looking their best:

    • Watering: Chive plants need consistent moisture throughout the growing season. Water your plants regularly, providing a deep soaking once a week or more if the weather is particularly hot and dry. Avoid over-watering, as this can lead to root rot and other issues.

    • Fertilization: To promote healthy growth, fertilize your chive plants every four to six weeks with a balanced, all-purpose fertilizer. Alternatively, you can incorporate organic compost or well-decomposed manure into the planting bed before planting your chive plants to provide essential nutrients all season long.

    • Pruning: Regularly trimming your chive plants will encourage bushy growth and prevent the plants from becoming too leggy. Always be sure to use a clean, sharp pair of scissors or pruning shears when cutting your chive plants to avoid the spread of diseases.

    • Pest and Disease Control: Chive plants are not typically troubled by pests or diseases; however, if an issue arises, practice proper cultural care and utilize organic or chemical controls when necessary. Keep the area around your chive plants clear of debris to discourage pests from visiting your garden.

    • Harvesting: To enjoy the fantastic flavor of chive plants, you'll want to harvest the leaves when they're young and tender. Gently snip the leaves with a clean, sharp pair of kitchen scissors, cutting from the base of the plant to remove all the leaves. Generally, it's best to harvest chive plants before they flower, as the leaves tend to become slightly tough and less flavorful after blooming.


    Discover Chives Plants for Sale at the Growers Exchange

    The Growers Exchange is proud to offer an extensive selection of chive plants for your garden. Please browse our website to find the perfect plant to add flavor, vibrancy and health to your home!

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