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Are wild chives safe to eat?
Last Updated: 16th May, 2020
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Subsequently, one may also ask, are chives poisonous?
Chives belong to the Allium family (which also includes onion, garlic, and leeks) and are poisonous to dogs and cats. While tiny amounts of these foods in some pets, especially dogs, may be safe, large amounts can be very toxic.
Also Know, are wild green onions safe to eat? More than a few people subscribe to the wild-onion game plan of "if you can't beat 'em, eat 'em." Wild onions (Allium canadense) are edible, and many people pick them while backpacking or cook them in soups.
Regarding this, when can you eat chives?
You may begin picking chives 30 days after transplanting or 60 days after sowing seed when the leaves are at least 6 inches tall. The plant will produce more abundantly in its second year and thereafter you can continue to pick at will over the course of the summer and in mild climates through the winter.
Should you let chives flower?
Well, there's really no harm in letting your chives bloom, but your harvest might get smaller if you do. Most plants will produce smaller leaves when there are flowers too. The flower stalk is usually also hard and you can't eat it.