Young leaves are most tender and work well in egg dishes, soups, marinades, and Asian cooking.
Chives are members of the lily family grown for their leaves and flowers, which are equally popular in the garden and in the kitchen. Both onion and garlic chives are grown and used in a similar fashion. Some gardeners use onion and garlic chives as a perennial edging or border plant in a flower or herb garden. They also grow well in containers, both alone and in combination with other long-lived herbs such as rosemary. Add to dishes at the very end of the cooking process, because their mild flavor is destroyed by heat.
- Height: 18-24 inches
- Spacing: 12-18 inches