Large Chives

Allium schoenoprasum
200 Seeds/pkt
  • Perennial growing to 35cm.
  • Culinary herb
  • Garlic flavour                                                                                                                                                                                                       Chives large leaf are a member of the onion family, but unlike most onions, the greens are harvested instead of the bulb. In comparison to standard onions, chives have a much milder taste. The small grass-like herb is often added to soups, salads, and sauces for its light flavour and aesthetic appeal.

$2.75 inc GST

$2.75 inc GST

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Product Description
Planting Guide

Product Description

Chives -Large leaf; One of the most popular herbs used in home gardens, Chives Large Leaved Plant is native to Mexico and South America. It has a pungent and aromatic flavor that makes it popular in Mexican cooking and its leaves and stems make interesting decorations on tables.
Chives Large Leaved Plant has several uses in cooking and as a garnish for food. Because it has such a pungent flavor, Chives Large Leaved Plant is used like garlic. In addition to being used as a garlic repellant, chives are also good for insect bites and burns, as well as digestive ailments.
Chives Large Leaved Plant can also be eaten raw or dried. When dried it becomes a delicious herb soup and has a distinct chive taste. When raw, Chives Large Leaved Plant has a sharp, pungent flavor that is very pleasant. The chive plant has an amazing ability to absorb the oils of the sunflower seeds, so they can be harvested several times a day, then placed in the sun and allowed to dry. This gives chives a fresh scent.
If you are growing chives from seeds, you will need to be sure that you buy chives Large Leaved Plants seed that will grow in your garden. Chives are small and do not grow up to three feet high. When growing from seed, be sure to keep the seed away from young children and pets. Chives Large Leaved Plant will only produce new leaves when they are fully developed.
If you are growing larger plants, such as the leaved chives, they can be used both as a garnish and as a spice in dishes. In Mexican cooking, they are often added to stews and soups along with onion and garlic.
Chives Large Leaved Plant comes in different colors and is grown in a variety of soils. If you are growing chives in your garden, be sure to place them in a shady area away from the sun to prevent damage to the leaves. These plants will require little or no water but will thrive in some types of soil. However, they do best in clay or sandy soils.
The best time to plant Chives Large Leaved Plant is in late winter or spring after the weather is warm. They will continue to grow in the fall and into early spring. if you plant them in late summer or early fall. As far as fertilizing goes, you may want to give the plants a month before planting.
The Chives Large Leaved Plant leaves are used in cooking a number of ways. They are prepared as stuffing, sliced, sprinkled over salads, stirred into coffee, or used in a marinade. The leaves are also used as a filler in sandwiches. To freeze-dried chives, you will need to soak the leaves in water and freeze the leaves for about three weeks, then pull out the leaves and place in airtight plastic bags.
There are a wide array of ways to serve Chives Large Leaved Plants. If you wish, you can cut the chives leaves into strips or use a mortar and pestle to crush them. If you enjoy using herbs for cooking, adding chives will add a wonderful flair to your meal. The leaves can also be eaten fresh or added to a dish for a taste that is unique to you.
Because Chives Large Leaved Plant is small in stature, it is easy to grow and care for large-leaved plants. However, if you are growing small chives from seed, you may not want to plant them in large pots or containers. As long as you do a good job of watering them they should be healthy for a long period of time.
Chives Large Leaved Plant is very easy to maintain in your garden and a great addition to your table. Just remember that the leaves should be removed during the fall when they begin to produce leaves and you will not be able to harvest the leaves until the following year.

Chives are a member of the onion family, but unlike most onions, the greens are harvested instead of the bulb. In comparison to standard onions, chives have a much milder taste. The small grass-like herb is often added to soups, salads, and sauces for its light flavour and aesthetic appeal. Whether you're using chives for cooking or as an ornamental addition to your garden, the entire process from choosing a species of chive, preparing your garden, planting, and harvesting is quite easy.

Planting Guide

Method: Direct
Planting Depth: 5mm
Germination: 6 - 10 days at 10-20C
Life Cycle: Perennials
Plant Height: 35cm
Row Spacing: 30cm
Plant Spacing: 15cm
Position: Full sun
Days to maturity/flowering: 60-90 days
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