Chive Plant Care

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Chive plants are beautiful plants to grow in your garden or home. Learn all about chive plant care with gardening tips from a horticulturist in this free gardening video. View Video Transcript

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Stan DeFreitas

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Hi, I'm Stan DeFreitas, "Mr. Green Thumb." You know a plant that a lot of people don't grow, but probably should, is the chives. If you're looking for a little bit of an onion flavor that's really mild, well, think about cutting this, I have for years. I'd cut it, use it in baked potatoes, little bit of butter and boy, is it ever good. It's easy to grow. This one's called garlic chives, but it has maybe little bit more of a kind of a cross between a garlic and a chive flavor to it. Just cut it off with scissors, use it as you would a garnish and it makes a nice addition to your palette. Chives, of course, full sun, best for them to be growing. They're easy to grow. Put them in any kind of improved soil, add your peat moss, add your Black Cow cow manure, really make a nice area when you plant the area and they'll do well. Now, some herbs don't like a lot of extra addition, the chives do. If you make that ten dollar soil, you'll have chives forever, just about. Easy to grow, full sun, make sure it does get a good source of water so, if you've got an area that's kind of on the dry side, well, this might not be the choice. Put this into the garden where you're going to get a hose to it or a watering can on a regular basis. Chives, a good addition to your landscape and lawn. For On Gardening, I'm Stan DeFreitas, "Mr. Green Thumb."