Companion Planting – Chives

Did you know that by planting this excellent perennial herb around roses or throughout your garden, you will confuse and repel pests? Specifically apids, Japanese beetles, and more. Chives are not only a hard working and fairly attractive herb, they work well in many recipes. Try them in place of scallions (green onions), or topping a salad. The attractive flowers are equally tasty, and add alot of zest and color to your food.
The fact that chives are perennial means that they will grow back year after year. Once you get a good patch of chives established, you should never have to replant, merely divide the clumps every couple of years. They are some of the earliest crops to reappear after winter and will grow up to a hard frost.


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