Prized for their tasty flavour and tasteful flowers, chives are invaluable to any garden. Enjoy chives in soups, salads, sandwiches, and more, or use the juice from their leaves to wage war on fungal infections and mildew. Chives have been popular in Europe since the Middle Ages and will continue being popular through heavy use in French, Sweden and other cuisines.
Sprouts in: 1 - 2 weeks
Harvest in: 5 - 12 weeks
- Grows best in temperatures 18 - 26 °C / 64 - 79 °F.
You can start harvesting individual leaves already after 1 month from planting the pod.
Cut off the whole leaf at once, allowing smaller leaves to grow for continuous harvest or cut off the whole pod in 30 to 40 days after planting the pod.
Chives pods may last up to 90 days. But if consumed more heavily, it will run out sooner.
After the pod has degraded, feel free to remove the plant from the cavity and plant it outdoors. It will come again next spring even in a hardy climate.
- Chives are mostly consumed fresh. They are often used as an ingredient or garnish for fresh salads, soups and dishes made of cheese, eggs, potatoes, meat, and seafood. Finely chopped leaves can be mixed with butter. Please note that Chives are added at the end of the cooking process because they lose flavor when heated or cooked for too long.