Perennial. Also known as Chinese leeks. Resembles regular chives, but leaves are flat. Distinct, mild garlic flavor. Attractive grass-like leaves and umbels of delicate white flowers are both edible. Delicious in sauces, soups and a variety of dishes. Easy to grow. Ideally suited for containers, beds and edge-plantings. Pairs well with flowers, vegetables or other herbs in your garden.
Height: 12 inches.
Approximately 85 days to maturity.
Garlic Chives (1 gram, approx. 250 seeds) *
PRICE: $2 per gram
*Seeds sold by weight. All seed counts are approximate.
Sow seeds directly into the garden from early Spring through Summer. Garlic chives prefer full sun but will tolerate light shade.Rich, loamy, well-drained soil is best. Cover seed with 1/8- 1/4 inch of fine soil. Firmly tamp down soil after sowing.
Care & Harvesting
Harvest outer leaves cutting just above ground level with a knife. Use leaves fresh or dry them before plants flower as they lose flavor and texture after that point. Keep plants well watered in summer. Divide crowded clumps every 2 years. Snip leaves at the base frequently to encourage growth.
Use in Cooking
Garlic Chives make the perfect addition to salads, soups, stir-fry, spreads, flavored vinegars, and a variety of ethnic recipes.Leaves and flowers can also be used to infuse a hint of garlic into sauces.
Leaves can be dried for later use. Fresh leaves freeze well in airtight containers or plastic bags.