How to cut chives?
Chives are an aromatic plant that is very easy to grow in your garden, in a container or in your indoor vegetable patch.
These fresh aromatic herbs with a marked taste are perfect to enhance all your homemade dishes. URBAN CUISINE offers you, for example, recipes for Salmon Tartare with Common Chives or Mashed Potatoes and Common Chives .
It is recommended to use your chives in the kitchen on the day of picking to preserve all the flavor of this aromatic plant in salads or in your dishes.
If you have planted chives in your vegetable garden or in pots and are looking for advice on harvesting and cutting your aromatic plant, URBAN CUISINE gives you its best advice here: " Care for chives: watering, exposure , cultivation ".
When to harvest chives?
It is recommended to cut the stems to harvest the chive leaves in the spring . If it is the leaves that we taste, know that the chive flowers are also edible, you can prepare them in a salad for example.
You can harvest your herbs when the chive leaves are large enough to use in cooking.
How to harvest chives?
To harvest your chive leaves, use a clean pair of scissors . In your plant, select the longest, greenest chive leaves . Catch the chive leaves to form a clump and cut the sprigs with your scissors, not too close to the bulb of the plant to allow the chive leaves to regrow and to be able to re-harvest the aromatic herbs.
Rinse your chive leaves with clean water, then drain and wipe your aromatic herbs with a tea towel. With a knife, finely cut the chive leaves and use in cooking, in your dishes or in salads.
Want to start growing Common Chives from the comfort of your home or apartment?
Discover today our Cork Pot, 100% French, allowing you to cultivate a plant all year round thanks to the Cultivation Mound included: potting soil, nutrients and seeds perfectly dosed to ensure the best possible harvest.
Also find all our tips for growing, harvesting and using in the kitchen all our varieties of aromatic herbs and organic fruits and vegetables on our blog.