As you know, fresh herbs are a great way to add extra flavor, color and aroma to your cooking. But one huge downside is that fresh herbs don’t last very long. If you are only cooking a few times a week, then chances are most of your herbs are probably going to go bad...
A well-known member of the onion family, chives are a match made in heaven for salads, soups, and spuds to add flavor. Dolores Chives have been bred for uniformity and upright growth habits, with extra flavor. Grow these chives in dry conditions and lots of sun. Start them inside on a sunny windowsill for optimal results.
In stock (can be backordered)
Comes back every year (perennial)
|Hydro / Soil|
Not recommended for hydroponics. Grows best in soil.
|Container / Indoors|
Plant 10 sites in a 4" (1 pint) container. In larger containers, space sites 1/2" apart. For each site plant 5 seeds 1/4" deep.
|Outdoor / Inground|
Plant 10 site per squarefoot. For each site, plant 5 seeds 1/4" deep.
The plant can grow up to about 12 to 18 inches and require about 2 to 8 inches of spacing.
|Taste & Nutritional Value|
a savory, garlicky taste. They are nutrient-dense, low in calories and high in nutrients, such as vitamins K and C, minerals and antioxidants, making them a healthy addition to any meal.
Chives have been cultivated and grown since the Middle Ages in Europe. The Romans believed that chives could be used medicinally, aiding pain from sunburning and sore throats. Additionally, Romans used chives as a diuretic. Chives have also been used to ward off evil spirits and diseases. This specific breed of chives was bred in Minnesota by the Experimental Farm Network (EFN).
|Recommended for (recipes)|
Chop these chives and sprinkle them on baked potatoes, scrambled eggs, or on a soup for some extra kick.
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