Chives - Allium Schoenoprasum

 


Article by: Gwen Stewart

Known as common garden , Dutch Tulips chives, Allium schoenoprasum, can be grown indoors , Ideas For Your Front Yard Landscaping Project and out. Chives are rich in vitamins A and C, potassium, and calcium. They are grown for the flavour of their leaves, which is reminiscent of onion, although much milder. Both the stems and light , Cymbidiums Orchid Plants - What You Need To Grow Successfully purple flowers , The Use of Color in Your Landscape are used in cooking and the snipped leaves are an addition to many dishes. Chives lose their flavour with long cooking so it is best to add them to dishes at the last minute. For chopping stems, a pair of scissors is the best tool. , Cymbidiums Orchid Plants - What You Need To Grow Successfully

Chives can be frozen or dried. They are less flavourful when dried rather that frozen, so they are best used when fresh and snipped, or snipped and frozen. In both cases sort them carefully, removing any yellowing leaves and shoots, and keep only the plump green , Spring is Almost Here - March Gardening Tips ones. It is possible to place , How To Find Cheap Flower Delivery In Your Area chives in non-iodized salt, keep them there for several weeks, remove the leaves, and then bottle the 'chive salt' for use in flavouring.

Chives are a perennial , The Omega Garden, The Ideal Commercial Hydroponic System or For The Indoor Grower in the garden , How to Choose a Perfect Wood Porch Swing and grow , Hedge Trimmers Are Tools Not Toys approximately 12 inches (30 cm) tall. They are extremely easy to grow, , Ideas For Your Front Yard Landscaping Project are drought , The Omega Garden, The Ideal Commercial Hydroponic System or For The Indoor Grower tolerant, rarely suffer from disease , Adding a Water Feature to Your Yard or pest , How to Plan and Successfully Grow Your Tulip Garden problems, and don't require fertilizer. Cultivation requirements for growing , How to Plan and Successfully Grow Your Tulip Garden chives: full sun, , Using Plants To Make Us Happier will tolerate light , Birdbaths shade; grow , Cymbidiums Orchid Plants - What You Need To Successfully best in well-drained, organic, , 3 Easy Tips for Successful Container Gardening fertile soil; keep soil , 6 Steps To A Greener, Healthier Lawn moist - use mulch, and water , Birdbaths during periods of drought. , When to Plant Vegetaibles Chives tend to get overcrowded so dig and divide every three to four years.

Chives are easily grown from seed , Garlic: The Stinking Rose or can be brought indoors , Saving Seeds from Your Garden at the end of the growing season. , 7 Timeless Garden Decor Practices If you are bringing chives indoors, , Bonsai Trees For Sale - Things To Know Before You Buy divide a clump, and pot , Bamboo: a Versatile and Renewable Resource up in good houseplant soil. , Bonsai Trees Leave your chive plant , How to Decorate your Outdoor Space without Breaking the Bank outdoors for a month or so after the first frost to provide a short period of dormancy. Bring them indoors , Creating Woodland Gardens and provide the requirements needed for them to start growing , Dutch Tulips again. To harvest, snip leaves 2 inches (5cm) from the base of the plant. , Using s To Make Us Happier Cut flower , How to Choose a Snow Blower for Your Garden stalks off at the soil , Hedge Trimmers Are Tools Not Toys line once they have finished blooming. This prevents the plant , A Guide for Servicing Your Chainsaw form forming seed , External vs. Submersible Pumps. Which One Should You Use? and keeps it more productive.

Chives require at least five to eight hours of sunlight a day. Grow , Ideas For Your Front Yard Landscaping Project them on a southern or eastern exposure to the light. , Low Voltage Outdoor ing If you are growing , The Flower Drying Game - Part 3: An Affordable Home Flower-Press them on a windowsill, turn regularly to ensure every side receives light. , Birdbaths If you are unable to provide this amount of light, , This Fall, Give Your Trees Some TLC they also grow , Bonsai Trees well under fluorescent lights. , This Fall, Give Your Trees Some TLC Hang lights , Low Voltage Outdoor ing 6 inches above the plants , Rugosa Roses - Fragrant, Tough and Handsome Shrub Roses and leave lights , Creating Woodland Gardens on for 14 hours per day.

In the garden, , Ideas For Your Front Yard Landscaping Project plant , The Use of Color in Your Landscape chives with carrots. They are good companion plantings for tomatoes , Cymbidiums Orchid Plants - What You Need To Grow Successfully and fruit trees. , Fences Chives or garlic planted between rows of peas or lettuce control pashas and are reported to control the incidence of aphids when planted between roses. , Adding a Water Feature to Your Yard In the kitchen, , You Can Grow Your Own Herb Garden - Part 2 use chives in omelets, scrambled eggs, casseroles, rice, dips, gravies, butter, meat, and seafood. Chives can be added to soft cheese, salads, , Hedge Trimmers Are Tools Not Toys sandwiches, sour cream, vinegar, and bake potatoes. Chive blossoms can be used for garnishing and are particularly attractive in salads. , Cymbidiums Orchid Plants - What You Need To Grow Successfully Chive stems can be used for tying up little bundles of vegetables , Constructing a Garden Path for appetizers.
Gwen Nyhus Stewart, B.S.W., M.G., H.T., is an educator, freelance writer, garden , Dutch Tulips consultant, and author of the book The Healing Garden: A Place , 7 Timeless Garden Decor Practices Of Peace - Gardening , A Guide for Servicing Your Chainsaw For The Soil, , Rugosa Roses - Fragrant, Tough and Handsome Shrub Roses Gardening , Free Landscaping Ideas - How To Correctly Plant a Tree For The Soul and the booklet Non-toxic Alternatives For Everyday Cleaning And Gardening , Constructing a Garden Path Products. She owns the website Gwen's Healing Garden , How to Decorate your Outdoor Space without Breaking the Bank where you will find lots of free information , Spring is Almost Here - March Gardening Tips about gardening , Spring is Almost Here - March Tips for the soil , How to Plan and Successfully Grow Your Tulip Garden and gardening , Landscaping Can Make or Break Curb Appeal for Homebuyers for the soul. To find out more about the books and subscribe to her free Newsletter visit http://www.gwenshealinggarden.ca

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