Chives can grow in a variety of climates, including USDA hardiness zones 3 through 10. If you really can’t stand to see another ad again, then please consider supporting our work with a contribution to wikiHow. They’re a wonderful option to use as a perennial garden border among flowers or in a culinary container garden. I didn't have any knowledge of how, when, or where to start my bulbs. Download in under 30 seconds. Although many people only think of chives as the baked potato topping, chives are actually a type of lily which produce lovely purple blooms. You can test soil pH by using a store-bought test probe for exact measurements. The chives in this picture (above) were a pot I bought and split into 2 - they've been growing about 3 years. If you have more chives than you can use, chop the leaves up and freeze them in water until ready to use. Chive plants grow in bulbs that are divided every 3-4 years, so you can plant a divided bulb from a friend or neighbor’s chive plot, that will grow into an entirely new plant. Support wikiHow by Feed with a general granular plant food each spring. They are easy to grow from seed and since they are perennial, they will return year after year. Jun 17, 2016 - Explore Laura Lee's board "Chives Plant", followed by 131 people on Pinterest. We know ads can be annoying, but they’re what allow us to make all of wikiHow available for free. Simply picking off the flower in full bloom (not the whole stalk) and rolling it between your fingers over the top of the pizza will produce a lovely hot, peppery flavor. {"smallUrl":"https:\/\/www.wikihow.com\/images\/thumb\/8\/88\/Grow-Chives-Step-1.jpg\/v4-460px-Grow-Chives-Step-1.jpg","bigUrl":"\/images\/thumb\/8\/88\/Grow-Chives-Step-1.jpg\/aid2296192-v4-728px-Grow-Chives-Step-1.jpg","smallWidth":460,"smallHeight":345,"bigWidth":"728","bigHeight":"546","licensing":"

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