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North Central Pennsylvania
May 2, 2018 12:10 PM CST

I planted several garlic chive plants last year around my garden. They grew very well and tasted fantastic. I just picked some today....they were VERY strong and extremely BITTER!! What might have happened to cause this??
Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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May 2, 2018 1:14 PM CST
Did you accidently pick flower stalks instead of leaves? The flower stalks are bitter. You can tell stems from leaves because stems are round and the leaves are flat.
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North Central Pennsylvania
May 2, 2018 8:03 PM CST
Not sure....the entire plant looks like rounded stalks..just like a regular chive plant. I will check in the morning. Thank you
Name: Kyle
Middle TN (Zone 7a)
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May 3, 2018 9:10 PM CST
Garlic chives. One of my top 3 most hated plants. If you let them go to seed they will come up everywhere. Literally everywhere. After planting them about 8 years ago I still haven't killed every single one. But I'm close. YMMV.
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