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Chives belong to the same family as onion, leeks and garlic. They are a hardy, drought-tolerant perennial growing to about 10-12 inches tall. They grow in clumps from underground bulbs and produce round, hollow leaves that are much finer than onion. In mid-summer, they produce round, pink flowers similar in appearance to clover.
- chives prefer a full sun location and are tolderant of a wide variety of soils
- chives will grow best in soils that are high in organic matter
- harvest throughout the season to prevent the leaves from becoming tough and to encourage formation of new bulblets
- cut leaves towards the base about 1 inch above the soil
- flowers can be harvested for use as an edible garnish
- chives can also be frozen for later use