Chives

Chives

£5.99

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This herb looks beautiful in your garden and on your plate
A delicious evergreen herb that will come back year after year producing beautiful edible pale mauve flowers in the summer. This herb looks beautiful in your garden and on your plate, a must have for any kitchen garden.

Number of plants: 3

Organic

Great for protecting your carrots, tomatoes, chillies and aubergines!

Can be grown in: Pots are ideal for growing chives. Find out more in our growing guide below.

In the kitchen: The slim, elegant dark green leaves can be used as a spicy addition to salads, or in soups, stews and curries. The flowers are also edible and look lovely when sprinkled over a summer salad.

Can be delivered from: Late April to July. These plants will arrive in 9cm pots.

The right site

Chives grow in pretty much any conditions, so any spot where you have space in the garden will be fine.

Can be grown in....

Pots are ideal for growing chives, as otherwise they have a tendency to take over!

How far apart?

10-15cm apart

Looking after your plants....

You don’t need to put much effort into growing chives (we do the difficult bit of growing it from seed), just make sure they have a healthy dose of sunshine.


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Watering them

Keep them well watered.

 

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Pick off the flowers

To keep flavour at its best, pick off the flowers as they appear. (Don’t forget, you can eat the flowers too)

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Give them a cup of tea!

They will benefit from a worm cast tea to keep them green and healthy.

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Great with...

Chives add a subtle oniony flavour, and are great finely chopped into salads. You can also pick off the flowers and use them in your cooking too.

  • Green Salads
  • Leek & Potato Soup
  • Buttery New Potatoes
  • Potato Salad