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Potagic ~ Chives

Description of chives

Name Chives
Type Chives are perennial bulbs.
Height 20-30 cm
Width 10 cm
Seeds
Leaves
Flowers Chives blossom in June-July, she makes pinkish-purple flowers that you can eat.
Fruits
Stems
Roots

 

What you should know before....

Each plant has different characteristics. Try to take those into account when you determine the best location for each plant in your vegetable garden. This way you'll optimize the chances of survival of each plant, and you'll facilitate the maintenance of your vegetable garden.

Exposure Chives prefer sun, but tolerates partial shade.
Wind
Winter Chives are rustic - they even produce in the winter if they're planted in sheltered and quite clear places. 
Soil Chives prefer a fresh soil, well drained, light, and rich.
Watering Water chives lightly but steadily (otherwise the leaves turn yellow).
Positive combinations
Negative combinations
Crop rotation 

Learn how to sow, plant and multiply chives...

Sowing in a garden-frame
Sowing in place Sow chives in place from March -> July, in line, not in square.
Germination
(Trans)Planting
Dividing Divide chives in the spring, every 3 years, to restore their vigor.
Layering No.
Cuttings No.

 

More information about chives

History
Presence
Properties
Health
Beauty

And when chives are growing in your vegetable garden...

Cut Remove the flowers of the chives before they produce seed (otherwise the chives become bitter).
Care
Monitor
Harvest Harvest the chives stems from late winter to early summer.
Use The chives stems can be used fresh, dried or frozen.
Culinary Salads, meats, fish, accompanying cheese, ...
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Tips
Precautions

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