Chives are used as a culinary herb to impart a delicious, subtle, onion-like flavor to foods

Allium schoenoprasum

Chives were thought to have a magical power to drive away evil influences and diseases. People hung bunches of chives throughout their homes.

Today, using chives as an herbal medicine, it is commonly accepted that the allium schoenoprasum does not carry the same value as close relatives, the garlic and onion.

Chives in Bloom

Plant type:

growing zones:

Soil Type best for growing chives

Chives are best propagated by division:

Harvesting chives is a simple process:

Garlic Chives

Freezing chives is the best method to preserve:

Chives use as a culinary herb, goes back as far as the early Chinese and ancient Greek kitchens