Comments: Harvesting frequently;allows for more new growth!
Related to onions, garlic and even lilies, this member of the Allium family produces a lovely, subtle flavor that compliments eggs, potatoes, stir-frys, and soups wonderfully without overpowering the dish. Adding a light garlic flavor with a hint of onion, Garlic Chives are a terrific culinary herb to have close at hand. Similar to their less garlic-flavored cousin, Chives, Garlic Chives have a flat blade, unlike the hollow spear of regular variety.
You can easily grow either variety in your garden, trimming as much of the green blades as needed. Quick to regrow, Chives love full sun and moist soil and should thrive if given the proper conditions. The dense clumps that they grow into can be divided and transplanted without hassle, and harvesting is best before the plant begins to flower.
Characteristics: Similar to chivesbut with flatter leaves, Garlic Chives are a wonderful perennial culinary herb. They are very easy to grow, from zone 4 to zone 9.
Light: Garlic chives like lots of sun, and warm summers. They will tolerate partial shade.
Water: Give them a good thorough watering when dry to the touch. Do not allow them to suffer through long periods of drought.
Soil: Plant your garlic chives in near-neutral garden loam. A shot of nitrogen mid-season will give them an added boost.
Use: Garlic chives make a delicious addition to stir fries, egg dishes, and baked potatoes.
Extras: After a few years, if production seems slow, try splitting them up into separate patches.