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Preserving Fresh Chives

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Finding the best way to keep fresh chives will allow you to use them in meals year round. This guide is about preserving fresh chives.


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July 26, 2012

When I bring my groceries home, I immediately wash the chives, wrap them in a damp paper towel and place them in a large storage bag, roll them up to remove as much air from the bag as possible and chuck them into the door of the fridge so I don't forget to use them. They last almost a month!

By Beth from Ohio

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February 15, 2011

I grow chives in the summer and I always have more than I can use. Is it better to dry them or freeze them for future use? One year I chopped some chives then froze them in a plastic food bag, but when I thawed them out they were wet and kind of mushy.

By Maryeileen from Brooklyn, OH


February 23, 20110 found this helpful

Dehydrate/dry them. Chopped fine and then dried, probably in the oven would work best. There are lots of tips on the internet on drying herbs, etc.


You might even be able to hang them to dry, but you have to have the right conditions for that.

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August 22, 20160 found this helpful

Oh dear! I froze some last week (just to try it out).
Can't win 'em all, I suppose.
Marg from England.

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June 2, 20120 found this helpful

What's the best way for harvesting, drying, or freezing chives?

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