How to grow chives

Your simple guide on how to grow and harvest chives, plus three great recipes for using it in your kitchen.

How to grow chives

Chives have a mild onion flavour, and are great for use in salads, sandwiches and dips. Their attractive flowers are also edible and make a pretty garnish.

Growing
Chives can be easily raised from seed. They grow in tufted clumps which makes them ideal for edging beds and paths.

Harvesting
Regularly harvest the tops to stimulate new young growth, which has the best flavour.

How to eat it
Here are three of our favourite recipes using chives…

Egg mayonnaise with spring onion, mustard and chives

Three-cheese and chive tart

Twice-baked crab and chive soufflés with quick-pickled samphire

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