Description – This perennial member of the onion family is undemanding and easy to grow, returning year after year, and attracting bees and butterflies to its
pretty pink blooms. Chives are an essential addition to the herb garden. Their leaves and edible flowers make them indispensable for garnishing
potato salad, soups and other savoury dishes.
Sowing – March to June, in pots or trays on the surface of barely moist seed compost and cover with a sprinkling of finely sieved compost. Place in a propagator until germination. Can also be sown outdoors in a sunny spot 7mm deep in
rows 20cm apart.
Growing – Transplant seedlings in bunches to small pots or cells until large enough to plant outdoors. Plant 30cm apart in well prepared soil in full sun, once risk of frost has passed. Can be grown in a pot indoors for a long season of use.
Aftercare – HARVESTING: May onwards. Good winter hardiness for a long season of cutting.
Harvest – May to November