Species: schoenoprasum & tuberosum
Growing Organic Chives is quite easy as they are naturally insect repellent being in the onion family.
The mildest of the onion clan, chives are a perennial herb that are easy to grow anywhere in the country.
There are different species for common & garlic types.
In the Landscape
Chives form a neat mound of reed-like leaves that form a great edging for an ornamental garden & you can grow them on a sunny windowsill in the winter months in cold climes.
In the Kitchen
Nothing beats fresh chives & sour cream on a baked potato, but may be used anytime you want a fresh mild onion flavor in soups, salads, dressings, sandwiches & dips.
Packed with phyto-nutrients and antioxidants! Chives provide the body a quick energy boost.
The Hebrew slaves that built the Egyptian pyramids always wore a bundle of chives on their belts. As they tired, they ate some chives to renew their stamina. (I’ll have to try that next time I’m building garden beds.)