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Use chive to repel pests and attract bees. Think about adding these sensational ice cubes to a drink like Cranberry Rosé or a tall glass of sparkling water. Karen Creftor from Kent, UK on March 09, 2012: I have just read your profile...I mean Sherri not Sally hehe xx, Wonderful hub! :). :). Zsuzsy Bee from Ontario/Canada on May 29, 2010: Some of my chives are growing right along the geraniums. You have made me a believer I will now grow chives! Sadly, the kind I've had was store-bought. Sherri (author) from Southeastern Pennsylvania on March 09, 2012: LOL, KarenCreftor, I respond to either. wadoods, thank you for your thoughtful comment. Plant chives in rock gardens or on hills to minimize soil erosion. Can't you picture Mom tossing the seeds out the window on the way to Aunt Katie's!!!! I'd love to see a hub written about how chives are prepared and used in India, as I am far from expert on this topic. I'd die for that! Sometimes you have to experiment to find the ideal place to grow a particular plant. It would be in the interest of herb gardeners if they exchange notes and plant material in India. In fact, it occurred to me that I need to pass along a link to your hub to a friend of mine who enjoys gardening as I do. *hugs*. I'm going to add them to my garden next year! Darlene and Hello, thank you for your good words. Didn't try tasting it though. Thanks for a great hub. I'm happy to know there are others out there who just can't get enough of chive. So why not put them all together in this **[Romanesco Broccoli Soup with Blue Cheese and Chives](**. Maybe you'll try freezing some of your summer garden chives for winter use? :). Sherri (author) from Southeastern Pennsylvania on June 06, 2010: Love to hear from a chive lover. The Difference Between Chives, Scallions and Garlic Chives. From **Getty Stewart**. And blue cheese is the perfect accompaniment to broccoli. Sherri (author) from Southeastern Pennsylvania on June 05, 2012: Gloshei, chopped chives on mashed potatoes? Scallions are a different species of allium than chives. Sherri (author) from Southeastern Pennsylvania on June 04, 2012: moonlake, one of the delights I have in the garden is eating the fresh chive sprouts when they start to grow in places I don't want them. Chives are full of opportunities, and I hope the pics contributed to conveying that idea. From **Sugar Love Spices**. Chive flowers taste almost like freshly ground peppercorn but with an added mild onion flavor. I have roses along the front of my porch at home and they do suffer at times from black spots and aphids (the latter not helped at all by the millions of ants in my yard). In important cities of India also I have not seen the species in the shops. In the vinegar sounds great. I've been growing them for years but never knew you should cut them back after they flower, nor did I know you could eat the flowers! :). Great hub! The chives would look absolutely gorgeous near there. Or, for a use that will keep indefinitely (at least a year), infuse white wine vinegar with chives -- finely chop, put in a jar with a vinegar-proof lid or a bottle with a cork, let sit in a dark place for two weeks, then strain. Sherri (author) from Southeastern Pennsylvania on June 06, 2012: LOL, Gloshei, what a great comment. Nellieanna Hay from TEXAS on May 21, 2010: I had the garlic chives in my herb garden that threatened to take over Planet Earth! You might be surprised at the enthusiastic reception you receive. We've got some of the freshest chive recipes to add some kick to your dinner. The species is not grown over here in Kashmir. I can't think of chives without vivid memories - the lush greenery of the leaves (much wider than regular chives), the garlicky aroma when they were cut or trimmed - the wonderful addition to soups and other dishes -- even their healthy tasting mouthfulls, like getting one's chlorophyll fix for the day! It's fresh and light, not at all like a chili pepper or a peppercorn. We love herbs and have many different types growing in our garden. Hello, hello, from London, UK on May 21, 2010: You wrote an excellent hub with so much information and many tips. In Europe herbs are used raw but in the continental foods it is part of the cooked veggie or poultry or meat dish. From **She Loves Biscotti**. Now I'm wondering if roses and chives don't send out some mysterious energy, like something that could be received by a sixth or seventh human sense, that actually makes us pair them up. Usually, I add them to the compost pile, but I think I'll reserve at least some of them for the chives. Thanks so much for your comment. Now, if I can convince my daughter that she might be traded in a friendly way for bacon and potatoes, she just might visit you. Pictures enhance your work. I suddenly want to plant them everywhere, and not just because I know they thrive on neglect. Create a stunning outdoor garden display. Your enthusiasm for the idea was the push I needed. A double dose of chives for **[Double Chive Pesto](** using common chives and garlic chives. They may not perform as predictably as they do further north (their estimated best growing zones are 3 through 9), but they should live and prosper, producing both greens and flowers, perhaps on odd schedules. Chives are a perfect accompaniment to blue cheese. Every week we pull together some great Canadian recipes from Canadian food bloggers around the web featuring one main ingredient or dish. Your email address will not be published. Your photos are beautiful, a second calling for you? Thanks for the innovative ideas on making the best use of herbs! Required fields are marked *. Fresh chives are good for so much more than a garnish. Learn how your comment data is processed. Ways to Cook with Garlic and Garlic Scapes. Chives are one of the easiest items to grow in your garden - whether they're in a garden bed or a pot on your deck. Sherri (author) from Southeastern Pennsylvania on May 23, 2010: And thank you! You've got an email from me coming your way with more info about growing chives in Texas. She said I have to go get some right away. I'd started writing a Hub on growing succulents outdoors, as you suggested in your indoor succulents and cacti Hub, when I got distracted by the bee activity on the newly blooming chive, and look what happened! You can also add young chive flowers to plain white vinegar. Many of our western herbs came from Asia, certainly from India. On cooler days, bake it instead. Wendy, thanks for the good words. From **Simply Stacie**. When you get around to planting them, start with potted young plants instead of seeds, and try different areas around your house and yard...full sun or partial shade for example. Thanks for reading and commenting! Well, maybe I'll hand you the camera. Farm Girl City Chef’s ‘Lemon Chive Vinaigrette’ takes the classic asparagus/lemon combo up several notches. I can already picture a carafe of ice-cold water with chive-cubes. Under Indian conditions especially in the rice eating areas chives has to be used as a cooked dish. A fun and creative take on the classic potato skin bar snack, these **[Bacon, Cheese and Potato Skin Sandwiches](** are off the charts! They are taller and with larger, lighter green leaves. Victoria Lynn, plant them! Click on the photos to be taken to the recipes. Deborah Neyens from Iowa on June 04, 2012: What a great hub! ), Tags: Spring, slider, chive recipes, chives. So yes, she attests that it's a rose-saver. lol. It is interesting that western cooking may have more culinary understanding of herbs than Indian cooking. Wow, what an interesting hub. ;) I'm following you, and welcome to HP. :). Do we get chives in India? Habby, after you asked your question about how chives would do in the Texas heat, I did a little research, since I've never grown chives in a climate that doesn't have a cold winter.

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