Tuesday, April 9, 2013


     Another warm day today.  With temperatures in the 80's It is feeling more like summer than spring.  My favorite part of the garden this time of year is the chives coming up in the herb garden.  They are so green and healthy looking.

     Before you know it the chives will be about 2ft tall with their pretty purple flowers.  They are perennials that are part of the allium schoenoprasum.  Chives have a mild onion flavor that goes well with eggs, fish, potatoes,salads and soup. My favorite way to eat chives is with sour cream on a baked potato
     Chives are pretty easy to grow.  They thrive in a well drained, sunny location. Chives require 6 to 8 hours of light and do not require heavy fertilizing. When you are ready to harvest them all you have to do is cut them with scissors about 2 inches from the root.


  1. I just had to laugh because we have chives growing in our yard that I need to transplant into my garden so my husband doesn't mow them down!

    I hope you'll stop by my blog when you have a chance. We share all kinds of backyard chicken keeping advice...and we're going to be giving away some of the new blue vintage-inspired Ball Canning Jars soon, so you'll want to be sure you don't miss that!

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  2. Hi Lisa. Your comment about your husband mowing down the chives is hilarious. Fortunately I don't have that problem because my husband is the gardener in the family and he planted the chives. I had him make me an herb garden because I love to cook and bake with herbs. My problem is that my husband is very protective of his plants. They are like his children, feeding and nurturing them into maturity. He won't even harvest them. I have to do it because it kills him to see their lives end.

    Anyway, we have been following your blog for a while and enjoy it very much. My husband follows you on twitter and I will definitely do the same.

    Thanks for stopping by our blog.