Garlic Chives are distinguished by white, ball shaped flowers which grow in clusters above the tips of the flat, spear-like leaves.
Clip leaves for use as seasoning in salads, cheese and egg dishes, gravies, and soups for a delicate garlic flavor.
- Flavor: Delicate garlic flavor.
- Preparation Ideas: Use to season salads, omelettes, and/or soups!
- Plant Type: Herb
- Fill Weight (grams): 0.5
- Grows Best In: Full Sun
- Days to Germination: 15-21 Days
- Days to Maturity: 110-125 Days
- Planting Depth: .25"
- Seed Spacing: 6"
- Growing Height: 8-12"
- Best Container Size: 12"+
Instructions: Start seed indoors in a sunny location 6 weeks before planting outdoors. Or, sow seed in the garden in a sunny location in rich, well-drained soil. Performs best in rows 12 inches apart. Thin or transplant plants to 6 inches apart when they are 2 inches tall. Leaves can be harvested 4 months after sowing; then cut often.
Suggestions: For fresh supply for winter, bring clumps indoors in container. Usually used fresh but can be preserved by drying or freezing. Excellent for indoor windowsill gardens. Clip leaves for salads, cheese and egg dishes, gravies, and soups.