Chive Seeds - Garlic Chives
- Seed Count: 250 Seeds
- Plant Type: Perennial in zones 4-8
- Plant Size: Grows up to 12-20 inches tall
- Flavor Profile: Mild garlic flavor
- Origins: Native to the fertile hills of Asia
- Alternate Names: Known as Chinese Leeks
- Versatility: Used in culinary and as ornamental plants
- Natural Packaging: Comes without any preservatives
Garlic chives, fondly referred to as Chinese Leeks, have a lineage rooted deep in the fertile hills of Asia. For centuries, this plant has been an indispensable part of Asian culinary traditions, offering its unique yet subtle flavors to a myriad of dishes. Its journey from the hills of Asia to global gardens speaks volumes of its adaptability and culinary significance.
The strength of garlic chives lies in their mild, herbaceous flavor that can seamlessly blend into any dish without overpowering it. From dressing up salads to being a key ingredient in sauces, marinades, and stir-fries, garlic chives lend their charm to meat, poultry, vegetables, and fish dishes alike. But their versatility doesn't end in the kitchen. These chives also bloom into beautiful flowers that can be used fresh or dried for ornamental purposes. Furthermore, the Organic Chinese leek seed vegetable oil, derived from this plant, is fast becoming a staple in health-conscious kitchens around the world.
Growing Habits & Planting Instructions:
Thriving in zones 4-8, garlic chives are a hardy perennial that promises a yearly return. Choose a well-draining soil bed and plant the seeds about a quarter inch deep, ensuring they are spaced adequately for unhindered growth. Given their modest height of 12-20 inches, they make an excellent border plant or can be included in herb gardens. These chives prefer full sun but can tolerate a bit of shade. Regular watering, especially during dry spells, will keep them thriving. With minimal care, you'll have a ready supply of this wonderful herb enhancing your meals and beautifying your garden.