Popular in 16th century European gardens for flavoring soups and salads, both the leaves and the 1.5" white flowers add spicy flavor to cooking and they have been known to be used in Chinese medicine for kidneys, lower back and knees. Direct seed in cool soil during early spring in permanent location in garden. For earlier plants, start indoors 6-8 weeks before transplanting in early spring. During germination, keep entire seedbed moist and well watered through maturity. Cut leaves from mature plants at any time.
Garlic Chives (Chinese Leeks) - Allium tuberosum
Plant Spacing: 10-12"
Days to Maturity: 60-90
Publisher: Hirt's Gardens
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