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A question about fresh chive storage for the winter

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wincountrygirl Oct 21, 2011 10:07 AM

I'm hoping someone can help me here. Not sure if I'm on the right board for this either. But... I have a pot of beautiful chives on my deck and it's now starting to get cold in the Northeast. Before the first frost I'd like to cut them and somehow store them to use later. I've bought frozen chopped chives in the past and found them to be quite watery. Does anyone have a method they use for preserving their fresh chives for the winter? Thanks all!

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    wonderwoman RE: wincountrygirl Oct 21, 2011 01:59 PM

    i've had extremely good luck storing all manner of fresh produce and herbs in glass jars.

    now, i don't know about all winter, but in my experience, a couple of months.

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      Harters RE: wincountrygirl Oct 21, 2011 02:44 PM

      Try growing a pot in the house - good light, cool room.

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        DonShirer RE: Harters Oct 22, 2011 03:43 PM

        I've done this for the last 5 years. Use an 8" or larger pot and put it in a south window.

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          wincountrygirl RE: DonShirer Oct 23, 2011 03:14 AM

          Worth a shot with the chives I have outside now!! Thanks

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        NVJims RE: wincountrygirl Oct 22, 2011 11:25 AM

        I've cut them into 1/8-1/4" lengths and dried them. They readily rehydrate from even the steam coming off of hot food, or being mixed in with cool sauces like sour cream or salsa.

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