Chives

 

Allium schoenoprasum, a perennial form clumps of edible, long, straplike, tubular leaves, and ball-like lavender flower heads bloom atop stiff stems in summer. Will reach a height of 0.6m and a spread of 0.5m after 2-5 years.

 

Grows in fertile, but well-drained soil. Add grit to clay soils to improve drainage.

 

General Herb Planting and care

  • Water the pot thoroughly and allow to drain fully.
  • Dig a hole twice the size of the pot being planted and fork over the base. Adding a bucketful of planting compost.
  • Remove the pot gently, if the Herb is well rooted cut off the pot.
  • Ensure that the top of the Root ball is level with the surrounding soil.
  • Replace the remaining soil and heel in, water the Herb and area thoroughly
  • Water regular until Herb is established.
  • Apply some general fertiliser every spring.