After work today I had planned to pot up a few containers of perennials. I even had everything ready and waiting...
I did notice that the chives on the deck were getting pretty big. The new spring chive growth is always the best, so I decided to cut these off and freeze them for the winter of 2012/2013.
I get a lot of people on my blog looking for "how to freeze chives", so I thought I would show you how simple it is.
Step 1 - just cut down a handful of chives.
Step 2 - wash and dry completely
Step 3 - cut a long strip of plastic wrap and roll the chives in it.
Step 4 - Cut a long strip of foil and roll the plastic-wrapped chives in the foil. This is to double protect the chives from freezer burn.
This container is large enough to hold many more herb rolls. I will add a couple more chive rolls and a few other herbs that I grow this summer.
To use them, you just unwrap an inch of two and cut with scissors.
These are some I froze last year. After I took this picture, I threw them in the garbage since I now have tons of fresh chives to use.
The first chives of the season are such a delicacy, that you must eat at least a few before freezing.
I put some on cottage cheese, then freshly-ground some pepper on top-YUM!