Chives Growing Guide

Chives

Crop Rotation Group

Allium (Onion family) 

Soil

Moist soil preferred.

Position

Most locations.

Frost tolerant

Yes, tolerates mild frosts.

Feeding

Not required.

Companions

Apple, Carrot, Apricot and Cherry.

Spacing

Single Plants: 20cm (7") each way (minimum)
Rows: 15cm (5") with 25cm (9") row gap (minimum)

Sow and Plant

Usually sow direct into soil, can also be started in containers if prefered. Alternatively, divide plants in autumn or early spring.
Our Garden Planner can produce a personalised calendar of when to sow, plant and harvest for your area.

Notes

Lift the clumps every three years and divide them.

Harvesting

Cut back as required - this encourages new growth.

Planting and Harvesting Calendar

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