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Chives: Allium shoenoprasum.

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How do I use herbs in the garden?

Chives: Allium shoenoprasum.

A beautiful perennial edging plant aswell as a multi- purpose culinary herb. Tufts of grassy foliage with a mild onion flavour and lilac flowers. It is often recommended that the blooms be removed to prolong the season of use. If, like me, you cannot bear to do this, enjoy the flowers and use some as a garnish or as a colourful addition to the salad bowl.

Aspect and Soil Type:
Full sun; Moisture retentive, but free draining soil.

Uses:
Add the leaves to salads, pizzas soups or simply add to a cheese sandwich!

Good varieties:
Allium shoenoprasum "Forescate" : Deep rosy mauve blooms. 1 ft tall.

   

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