When To Harvest Chives

When To Harvest Chives

Chives are hardy perennials and easy to grow even if you’re an amateur gardener. They’ll add attraction to your outdoor landscape, especially when the bright purple blooms come out in late spring. Other than their ornamental benefits, they also make a pleasing addition to soups and stir fries.  When you harvest them correctly and at …

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Do Chives Spread

Do Chives Spread

Chives, Allium schoenoprasum, are hardy herbs that make a beautiful and low maintenance addition to the garden. They also come in handy when you want to snip some off and sprinkle it over soup, pasta, or baked potatoes. Besides all the wonderful benefits, chives spread quickly and can extend beyond their boundaries. Sometimes, this invasive …

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Are Chives Perennial?

Are Chives Perennial

Chives, Allium schoenoprasum, are species from the Amaryllidaceae family, with onions, leeks, scallions and garlic also belonging to the same family. The edible leaves and flowers of chives make commonly used herbs, also available in grocery stores. Herb gardens in homes often include chives since they’re so easy to plant and maintain. Start with just …

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Can You Split Chives?

Can You Split Chives?

Chives are beautiful herbs, grown for their mild, onion-tasting leaves and bright flowers. Chives are vigorous growers if given the optimal conditions to thrive. Near the end of the growing season, while the ground is still warm, they tend to grow into a thick, tight clump and need to be trimmed back and thinned to …

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7 Herbs That Grow In Clay Soil

Herbs That Grow In Clay Soil

While herbs grow well in poor soil, hard clay isn’t the best choice for most varieties. This is because though herbs will grow well even if the soil is deficient in ingredients, good drainage is important. Clay soil doesn’t drain well and retains water for a long time. Rosemary, in particular, dies easily with “wet …

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5 Easy Steps For Growing Dill In Pots Inside

Growing Dill In Pots Inside

Dill is an annual plant that vigorously self-seeds to continue giving fresh foliage every spring and summer for a constant supply of herbs for soups, salads, and pickles. Though dill is available in the warmer months, you can harvest fresh herbs for your recipes all year round by growing dill in pots inside.  It’s the …

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Do Chives Regrow After Cutting?

Do Chives Regrow After Cutting

Chives are beautiful herb plants to have in your garden. Chives are easy to grow and don’t attract many pests and diseases. Chives are perfect for beginner vegetable gardeners because they are so easy to grow. Chives are one of those herbs you can plant once and they keep coming back year after year. I …

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