Latin name: Allium tuberosum
🌱 Days to Sprout: 10-21
😋 Plant Food: after roots are visible
✂️ Thin to: 3 plants per yCube
🍅 Days to Maturity: 90
💡 Light Zone: Minimum
📏 Plant Size: <1 ft
💚 Care Level: Intermediate
Typically only found in home gardens, farmer’s markets, or Asian markets, Garlic Chives have been around for over 4,000 years and are native to southwestern China. This popular culinary herb was also a favorite of the famous artist Vincent van Gogh, who used them as an inspiration for one of his paintings.
Garlic Chives have tall, flat leaves high in vitamin C and white, star-shaped flowers that are edible. Garlic Chives have a mild garlic flavor that is sometimes described as a combination of garlic and onion.
Enjoy the leaves and flowers raw or cooked. Garlic Chives are a staple in many Thai and Asian dishes and are excellent in stir-fries, tempura, dumplings, and more. You can also add them to sauces, marinades, and soups, or as a simple yet flavorful garnish.
Care & Harvest
🌱 Germination: Garlic Chives are slow to germinate, taking around 21-28 days for the first sprout to appear. They prefer a warmer climate around 65-70°F to germinate well.
🌿 Harvest: For ongoing harvests, let the leaves grow at least 4-6 inches tall before cutting them down to 1-2 inches above the base. The harvested stalks will regrow in 1-2 weeks. To extend the plant’s life, harvest the flowers as soon as buds appear and use as a garnish.
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