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Growing Chives

 

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Below are general guidelines for growing chives including plant height to enable you to plan exactly where to place them when growing amongst other plants.

 

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Plant Height

Up to 25cm/10-inches 

Where to Sow

Indoors/Outdoors in small pots 7.5cm/3" diameter or directly in the ground in sun or partial shade. 

Sowing time

March/April - temperature   +16C/61F

How to Sow

3 seeds per pot 12mm/1/2-inch deep

After Germination

Keep well watered 

Growing on - 

in Pots

Once the plants are established with a good root system, divide into separate plants and pot each up into 7.5cm/3" pots. Harden off plants which have been raised indoors and finally move outdoors once all danger of frost has passed.

Growing on -

in open ground

Harden off plants which have been raised indoors and finally move outdoors once all danger of frost has passed. Thin or plant out  15cm/6-inches apart. Divide old plants at the beginning of the growing season. 

Harvesting

Cut the leaves close to the base as and when needed. Best harvested before flowering.

Uses

In salads, egg and dairy dishes. One of the "fines Herbes".

 

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