Grow Garlic Chives in your garden

Garlic chives, scientifically known as Allium tuberosum, are the perfect herb for those who crave the aromatic taste of garlic but wish to avoid its strong smell. Unlike regular garlic, they don’t leave the typical garlic odor in the mouth or on the fingers. Grow garlic chives in your garden since these versatile herbs are low-maintenance and can thrive in garden beds, pots on windowsills, or balcony boxes. 


Not only are they great for culinary purposes, but they also add a touch of beauty with their delicate white flowers that emit a subtle fragrance throughout the summer. In this article, we will delve into the origin, proper sowing, care, propagation, harvesting, and various culinary uses of garlic chives.

Grow Garlic Chives in your garden for the best harvest
Grow Garlic Chives in your garden

Sowing garlic chives:

  • Prepare the bed: loosen soil well, remove weeds
  • Enrich soil with a natural fertiliser with a long-term effect, such as our Plantura All Purpose Plant Food or ready-made compost
  • Create seed furrows
  • Sowing depth: 2 cm
  • Row spacing: 30 – 40 cm
  • Planting distance: 25 cm
  • Cover seed with compost
  • Water well
  • Keep moist until seed emergence

Tips: Garlic chives thrive with companions like tomatoes, cucumbers, carrots, and strawberries. These plants share similar needs. However, legumes (peas and beans) and cabbages (like white cabbage) are not ideal neighbors. Their nitrogen needs and shade can harm chives. Plan your garden with companion planting in mind. Consider water needs, light, and nutrient requirements.


Caring for garlic chives is simple. Water regularly for moist soil, keep weeds at bay, and add mulch or undersow. Fertilize with slow-release food or compost twice a year for optimal growth. Plantura All Purpose Plant Food works well.


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