The favorite spice of the Germans: the chives hardly an herb is in this country as popular as the chives. Or small cut on the bread, processed into herbal Quark of chives finished some snack with its special flavour. His popularity on our plates has not least to do that he finds perfect growing conditions in our latitudes. He likes it more wet than dry and grows well on heavy loamy soil. Some questions about the chives repeatedly. This article can help. Help, my chives blooms! Don’t worry, a flowering chives is quite normal. Although the stem that the flower show are pretty hard, and not particularly good taste, but the flowers themselves are very tasty and have an intense garlic flavor.
Who is a little too sharp, who succeeds on the best flowers from the base, so that they break down into individual petals. They go wonderfully with a salad and are suitable also for decoration. The Chives really Hibernate who do not waive grown chives also in winter, can overwinter it indoors. Not every chives can withstand the move however, he is susceptible to insects such as the mourning fly in low light conditions in the House. For a proper move, digging out late October / early November from the Earth the chive and kept it out there some time, until the ball is frozen solid by a few times well. This simplifies driving.
Now you put him for 12 hours in warm water (35 to 40 degrees). Thus, driving is actively stimulated. Then you plant chives in a pot and puts him at a bright spot in the warm House, such as. the window sill. In the spring, the chives then again will be planted in the garden. On proper storage’s arrives who prefer let the chives in place, can create at least stockpile in the summer. To pack the chives just in small portions in aluminum foil in the freezer. The beads before in a freezer bag, it later also visible is what spices it is. Alternatively can also dry chives, but very quickly loses its aroma. For more information around the chives and other garden topics at Gartenjournal.NET Michael Olberg