Chives are the smallest species of the edible onions.


In the Wild

Chives are the only onion native to both the Old World and New.


Where to grow

Chives thrive in full sun and well drained soil rich in organic matter. They still can do well in some shade or with poor soil but the bulb will roat in to much mositer.



When harvesting, the stalks should be cut to the base. During the growing season, the plant will continually regrow, allowing for a continuous harvest.


Found in

Chives have a wide variety of culinary uses and their flower is often used in dry bouquets.



The Romans believed chives had many health benefits. Such as relieving pain from sunburns or a sore throat.


Other ideas and information

Chives have insect-repelling properties that can be used to control pests. Also their flowers attract bees.