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. We also sell Geisha Garlic Chives if you are looking for a more subtle flavor.
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.
Garlic Chives Benefits
As with other Alliums, Garlic Chives possess bioflavonoids, natural antioxidants that are beneficial to your skin. Throughout time, they have been used as a medicinal herb to care for sunburns and recent medical technology suggests they may reduce the occurrence of certain types of cancers.
Also available in our four inch hand thrown Guy Wolff Greenhouse Pot. The aged finish of these classic terracotta pots will add style to your naturally beautiful plants! Whether it's a "thank you" for the hostess with the "mostest", or a corporate Christmas gift, these potted herbs make the perfect gift.
A wonderful addition to your "Kitchen Herb Garden", try planting this delicacy with Cilantro and Chives for a truly gourmet garden!
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.