Genus: Allium

Species: schoenoprasum & tuberosum

Family: Liliaceae

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.)

Growing A-Z