Chives are very easy to grow from seed. It’s a good idea to renew your chives every few years with a fresh batch of plants. There tends to be a build up of Allium diseases if grown for too many years in the same bed.
March – August (10 seeds per cell)
30cm x 30cm
Approx. seed count: 250
Once established, chives can easily be divided to propagate more plants. The best time to divide a clump of chives is in late winter or early spring. Simply dig up the plant while it is dormant and tease the plant apart and leave about 4 to 6 shoots together and replant them either in a pot or directly into the soil.
Chives make an excellent ingredient for cooking and are a great alternative for onions or shallots. They are available for at least 9 months of the year and their flowers are delicious and beautiful in any salad. You can simply open up the flowers and sprinkle individual florets over a salad.
Even if you don’t have a garden you can still grow chives in a large pot or basket. Fill with good compost and water regularly.
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