Leaves and seed buds of chives growing in a herb garden.


Growing chives is a great way to add flavor and color to your kitchen. Chives are part of the onion family (allium) and offer a light oniony taste. They are low maintenance and grow fairly quickly, making them perfect for beginners or anyone with limited space. Use our guides below to get started growing and harvesting your own this spring and summer. Happy gardening!

How to Plant and Grow Wild Garlic Chives in the Garden

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One of the easiest edible plants you can grow, wild garlic chives are also one of the most useful. They add a light garlic flavor to fresh and cooked recipes, are simple to preserve, and have edible blooms that attract pollinators. We share the best ways to grow this herb out in the garden, in a container, or indoors.

What Are Wild Chives and What Can I Do with Them?

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Do you think you’ve found chives growing in the wild? Are you wondering if you can eat them? If you need help identifying and figuring out what to do with Allium schoenoprasum, look no further than this guide. We’ll show you how to identify wild chives and how to safely enjoy them in your cooking. Read more now.

How to Grow Chives from Seed

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Looking to grow chives from seed? You’re in luck! They’re easy to propagate and before you know it, you’ll be cooking with your own homegrown herbs. This article will give you everything you need to know, from seed saving tips to advice for getting seedlings started, whether you’re growing them indoors or out.

How to Grow Chives in Containers

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Chives are wonderful for adding a light oniony flavor to any number of savory dishes, including soups, salads, and baked potatoes. It’s a cinch to grow your own, especially in pots and containers that are easy to access from the kitchen, whether that’s on the back porch or on a sunny windowsill indoors. Read more now.

How to Grow Chives, and Why You Need To

The frame is filled with blooming green chives with pink and purple flowers.

Chives are a must for any gardener. They’re beautiful, edible, low-maintenance butterfly magnets. And these hardy perennials are sure to return year after year. From the kitchen windowsill to a formal border to a rustic cottage garden, chives offer the best of both form and function. Read more now on Gardener’s Path.