Chives, what can't you do with chives! They are great grown in patio pots, planted in the garden, used as borders and companion planting. It is said that chives love carrots and improve their growth. Chives also can deter carrot flies, and planted under roses, will help control black spot. It can also make an excellent organic insecticide, control fungal infection, mildew and scab. What organic gardener can go without chives? Or what chef, for that matter?
Of course EVERYONE knows how to use chives in cooking, from fish to baked potatoes. It has so many uses, but did you know you can make a tasty vinegar out of the blossoms?
Don't forget to dry plenty of chives in the solar drier to give away at Christmas. People just love homemade organic herbs as gifts. It couldn't be easier!
Chives are also rich in vitamins A and C, contain trace amounts of sulfur, and are rich in calcium and iron.
Chive blossoms attract bees, butterflies and other beneficial insects to your garden.
I purchased the Fall Seed Collection for some container gardening this autumn and have been very pleased with the results. Germination rate was fantastic and I had to do much more thinning than I usually do from store-bought seeds. The little growing guide helped with varieties I haven't grown before (hello, kohlrabi). All of my plants are hardy and healthy and I'm already enjoying the early harvests. Looking forward to maturity on the longer growers. Will be buying the Granny's kitchen garden pack for spring. Thanks so much!
I planted several varieties over the past couple years. These have been the most reliable producers so far. Averaged 10-15 lbs. one larger one about 20. Nothing remotely close to 40 lbs. that’s ok. Huge ones are a pain to break down.
I planted a whole bunch of this to attract bees and butterflies. It grows like crazy. However I protected the seed with hay because my first round died because of the hot Florida sun and lack of rain lately.
We started these indoors in January. We transplanted them twice and finally out to our raised bed (full coastal sun). The plant is massive and the tomatoes are TASTY! The best little tomatoes we have ever had. We will likely plant them in a separate bed next year since they grow to such a large size and can crowd out other plants.