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Chives (Autumn)


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This herb looks beautiful in your garden and on your plate
Chives are 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. Plant it in autumn and it’ll get its roots well established for an earlier start next spring.

Number of plants: 3

Can be grown in: Pots are ideal for growing chives.

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.

Delivery: These plants can be delivered from September until mid/late October, depending on the season. These plants will arrive in 9cm biodegradable pots. For further info, please see FAQs *Transplants suitable for organic growing.

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.


Watering them

Keep them well watered.



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)


Give them a cup of tea!

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


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

When we deliver
We have 2 delivery windows – from late April through to July/Aug, and from September to October although it’s a little dependent on the weather. Please see FAQs for up-to-date delivery info.

Do I need to sign for them?
All our plant orders are dispatched with an overnight courier* to mainland UK and do not need to be signed for when they are delivered, but will be left somewhere safe. When placing your order, please let us know where you would like the plants left if you are not in when the courier delivers.

We will keep you posted
You will receive an email approximately a week before your order is dispatched and another on the day your plants are packed and leave us so you know to expect and prepare for their arrival.