August – Chives

Chives are miniature onions with super-small bulbs that are so tiny you just eat the green tops or the flowers…yip, they are edible too.

To use:

in any dish for a mild onion flavour, 

as a garnish on hot dishes just before serving,

sprinkle cut leaves over baked potatoes,

make chive butter,

be generous with them in scones or muffins,

To grow:

in full sun,

plenty of compost,

can be divided,

will continue growing if you leave 5 cms of leaf on harvesting,

grows well in pots,

remove flowering stems to promote leaf growth.

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