(Best months for planting Chives in USA - Zone 5a regions)
S = Plant undercover in seed trays. P = Plant direct in garden where they are to grow.
Grass-like leaves in clumps. Likes full sun but not too dry.
Chives are a perennial but die down in winter. You can dig up a small clump to pot up for indoor use in winter.
Remove flowers to encourage a continuous supply of leaves.
If weeding gets away from you, you can easily distinguish chives from grass because chives have a hollow leaf stem and onion smell.
Use raw in salads or as a mild onion flavour in cooked dishes.
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