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Growing Chives for Beauty and Food



I have now built six gardens from scratch and I am about to start my seventh garden this spring. I would like to stop these shenanigans and stay put with this next garden I create! The one positive outcome of all my garden development is that I can now whip up a lovely garden fairly quickly with less wasted money on purchasing the wrong plants. I expect a lot from my garden purchases. I want the plants to be edible, come back year after year, and be pretty to look at. My favorite must-have addition to any garden that meets these requirements—the humble chive!


My quick how to’s:

  1. I like to dedicate one entire bed to garlic chives, and one entire bed to onion chives.

  2. Plant them en masse! For my last garden I planted twenty per garden bed.

  3. Allow them to flower in the spring and summer for the showiest display.

  4. Heading out to the garden to snip a few fresh chives for breakfast or dinner is my favorite meal time addition.

Dedicate a place in your garden for this lovely herb and you will grow something delicious and beautiful year after year! Happy gardening! xo


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