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Chill Chives Guide

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Welcome to the satisfying, savory world of chives! Chives are often one of those overlooked herbs. People think chives are good for nothing more than sprinkling on a baked potato. But truly, chives are greatly underestimated. And when you have them fresh from…  READ MORE right arrow
Chives should be in everyone’s herb garden. They’re easy to grow, easy to harvest, and a delicious addition to so many dishes. All it takes is a few snips to add fresh, homegrown flavor to your cooking. Chives are a hardy bulbous perennial mostly grown for their flavorful leaves…  READ MORE right arrow
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Common chives growing in garden
Common chives and Garlic chives are what you are most likely to find growing in the U.S. Siberian chives are rarer, but sometimes available from specialty seed companies or at farmers’ markets.  READ MORE right arrow
Garlic chive seedlings
You can grow chives from seeds, starts, or divisions (splits). If you have a fellow gardener with an ever-expanding chive patch, you could offer to help divide the plants and take some home for yourself.   READ MORE right arrow
Growing chives
Chives like a full day of sun—six to eight hours. They’ll do OK in partial shade, too, but you are likely to get fewer flowers that way. The soil should be well-drained and rich in organic matter to a depth of 6 to 8 inches.  READ MORE right arrow

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