Herb Chives has a mild onion flavour and as such can be used in a variety of dishes. Growing to a height of 30cm (12″) herb chives also has very sturdy erect foliage. Herbs such as chives can be used in the kitchen for a host of meals and in many different ways. As such growing chives is a rewarding and natural food source.
Nutritional values: Vitamin A, C and K.
Sowing Indoors: Can be sown all year round in pots on windowsill or similar. Sow 0.5cm deep, in small pots of compost, lightly covering the seed witha a sprinkling of compost. Water well and place at a temperature of 15-20C.
Sow/Plant outdoors: Sow outdoors March to May. Cultivate soils to a depth of 10cms and rake the top surface to provide a fine crumb to plant the seeds into.
Water in well and keep fed during the growing season.
Do not plant if soils are waterlogged.
Young plants can be sown and grown on a windowsill all year or pot up a clump in the autumn and keep on the windowsill for winter.
Plant: Indoors all year round. Outdoors March to May
Soil type: Free draining light soils that are humus rich.
Aspect: Full sun but also ok in partial shade.
Position: Prefer open planting in vegetable beds.
Harvest: All year round