Chives are part of the onion family - their grass-like stems can be cut to improve the flavour of many dishes.
J F M A M J J A S O N D Sow Direct Harvest
Sow Indoors / Plant Out
J F M A M J J A S O N D Sow Indoors Plant Out Harvest
How To Grow
Chives can be raised from seed sown in March. Space the clumps about 22 cms apart and divide every 3 or 4 years. Water the plants regularly.
How/When To Harvesting
Cut the grassy leaves to within 2 or 3 cms of soil level - never snip off the tips and never leave the flower-heads to open if you want a regular supply of leaves.
- Sow Depth: 1 cm
- Spacing Between Rows: 15 cm
- Spacing Along Row: 10 cm
- Number plants per Square Foot: 16