What are Chives?

October 18, 2018

Chives are resilient, easy-to-grow perennial herbs. They are small bulbs that belong to the onion family and serve as ornamental blooming perennials.

PC: Leslie F. Halleck

After three years in the garden, you may need to divide your clump or container of chives. In the garden, plants can spread aggressively by seed. Harvest chives by snipping off leaves at the base, then chopping up to use fresh or cooked in your favorite dishes.

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