Culinary uses

Chives are especially good with potato and eggs, while the leaves can also be used to garnish and flavour soups and salads, and in soft cheese, omelettes and sauces. Flowers can also be used in salads.

Medicinal uses

Internally for colds and sore throats, and externally for earache.

How to grow

Rich well-drained soil in full sun. Plant in spring, fully hardy.