Cover the roots with the soil so that no roots parts get visible and spray water in the base.
If you are transplanting plants outdoors first let the plant be hardy.
Put the plant 1-2 hours outdoors and bring it back. This will make the plant comfortable with outside light and temperature.
Do this for 3-4 days and then transplant in your garden. If you don’t follow this your little plant might get damaged with sudden change.
How to care for chives
Water the plant soil when it looks dry. Spray or pour water in the base but don’t water in its foliage, it might get infected. Chives is a natural whiteflies repeller, you don’t have to care much about them.
Just plant them in a clean area or if it is in a pot move accordingly to prevent any attraction.
Mostly, it’s not needed but in the growing season, you can add some fertilizer.
How to harvest chives
Cut flowers, if you don’t cut it’ll spread seeds in the ground and they start growing closely that ultimately get stunt.
The flowers of chives are edible. Use it to decorate your food or salad.
Cutting flowers will also boost foliage growth as the plant is not anymore using energy to bloom.
Most people dry the chives and store them but drying will reduce the flavor.
Freezing is the best way to store them. Just wrap them with paper and put them in your freezer or refrigerator.
You’ll be able to consume them anytime within 6 months. Don’t store them for more than 6 months, it gets spoiled.
Growing chives is very easy. Even a beginner gardener can grow them. They are low maintenance and used in preparing foods, salads. Plus growing them in the home saves you money. It has also health benefits
In my view, you should definitely grow chives. If you grow some of them. let me know in the comment box.
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