Garlic Chives (Allium tuberosum), also known as Chinese chives or Chinese leeks, are a versatile herb with a mild garlic flavor. They are commonly used in culinary dishes to add a subtle garlic note.
Garlic Chives are valued for their mild garlic flavor, and they can be used in a variety of dishes, including stir-fries, salads, soups, and as a garnish.
- Start indoors from late winter through mid-spring, and transplant or direct sow once the soil has warmed in late spring. Optimal soil temperature for germination: 19å¡C (65å¡F). Plant Garlic Chives seeds outdoors in early spring or late summer for a fall crop.
- Sow the seeds 1/4 inch (6 mm) deep in well-draining soil that is rich in organic matter.
- Space the seeds or seedlings about 6-12 inches (15-30 cm) apart in rows or clumps.
- Garlic Chives typically grow to a height of 12-18 inches (30-45 cm).
- Seeds should germinate within 7-14 days.
- You can begin harvesting the leaves as soon as they are of suitable size, typically when they are 6-8 inches (15-20 cm) tall.