Tuesday, September 1, 2009

LBOE - Herbology

A favorite muggle plant of mine is the herb plant- Chives, also known in the scientific world as Allium Schoenoprasum (gotta love seemingly nonsensical Latin). The Chive plant is a perennial plant and belong to the onion family, which is the main reason that I love them so much. The chive plant is very similar to the green onion plant with its growth of hollow tubes that make up the plant. There are several different types of chives, even a Chinese one that not only tastes of onion but garlic as well. How wonderful ;) Along with these different types, the flowers that are part of the plant vary in color too. Harvesting of chives needs to take place before August, unless you have a greenhouse or other indoor locale that you can grow and harvest from year round.