Chives, or chives, are soft in taste and very beautiful, which makes them indispensable on every home garden. Its delicate feathers will adorn not only the beds, but also the flower bed, but their delicate and delicate taste will become an irreplaceable component of your culinary masterpieces. At the same time, if you follow the simple rules of sowing and care, the variegated greens of chives will delight you from spring to autumn.
Chives feathers resemble thin tubes. They are distinguished by a very mild taste, almost neutral in comparison with other varieties of onions, and are an indispensable component of salads, omelets, stuffed eggs and tomatoes, giving them and other dishes a fresh, piquant taste.
In addition to the leaves, chives flowers are also edible. They can be used to decorate salads and cold snacks. It is irreplaceable in landscape design. Chives grows well next to other greens and flowers, but cannot stand the neighborhood of pods and cabbage.
The chives come from the circumpolar regions. This species has a small varietal variety. The most famous and widespread variety is Grohlau. There are also varieties of chives with thin tubular feathers, somewhat more compact in bushes. If you want to get the same soft onion taste, but retain the aromas of regular garden onions, you should purchase Chinese onions instead of chives.
Chives can be sown almost anywhere, provided that the plants receive the required amount of moisture. Therefore, you should not plant our hero on very quickly drying soil.
Chives leaves can be harvested from early spring to late autumn, but they must be cut at a height of two centimeters above the ground. In no case, do not cut off all the leaves at once, because in this case the plant will receive less nutrients and will not delight you with new greens for a long time.
This type of onion can be used both fresh and stored for the winter, chives can be dried or frozen on ice cubes, although it will lose most of its vitamins, but almost will not lose its taste.
Before placing the chives in the freezer, chop them into small pieces and divide them into small portions.
There is also a much easier way to enjoy your favorite chives all winter: grow some shrubs in flower pots.