Garlic chives, or Chinese chives, differ from ordinary chives in having flat leaves and a delicate mild garlic flavor.
They can be used in the same way as chives and are excellent in salads, stews, fish, egg, or meat dishes. The flower buds are a Chinese delicacy and can be eaten raw, stir-fried, or added to scrambled eggs.
A versatile and easy-to-grow perennial for the herb garden. Height: 50cm (20"). Spread: 15cm (6").
Sow seeds from April to July, thinly, 1-1.5 cm deep in rows about 20cm apart in light, well-drained, fertile soil, which has been finely raked. Can be sewn and grown inside all year round in small pots. Can be treated as a 'cut and come again' crop.
Thin out the seedlings when large enough to handle, and leave a few centimeters between plants. Sunny position recommended.
Name: Allium tuberosum Days to Maturity: 85-90, Perennial Hardiness Zones: 3-10 Planting Depth: 1/4” Plant Spacing: 8-10” Growth Habit: Upright Soil Preference: Moderately rich and well-drained Temp Preference: Cool to warm Light Preference: Full sun to partial shade Pests/diseases: Thrips and aphids Herb Color: Green flat shoots, white flower umbels Herb/seed Flavor: Garlic, mild onion, spice, fresh