A few years back, I picked up 2 common chive plants. Boy have they paid for them selves several times over. One of the first crops to arrive each spring and one of the last to stop producing in the fall. A few times I have gotten beautiful spring flowers.
Cherokee_Motley's Chives 'Common' Care Instructions
Try for a seed spacing of at approx. 0.98 inches (2.5 cm) and sow at a depth of around 0.51 inches (1.3 cm) if planning to sow direct.
Chives normally grows to a mature height of 45.0 cm (that's 1.46 feet imperial) so ensure you have enough space in your garden for this plant.
Remember to water moderately.
Your garden's USDA Hardiness Zone (7b) is within the ideal range for Chives. The recommended range is between Zone 3 and 9.
Ensure your soil has a ph of between 5.2 and 8.3 as Chives is a acidic to alkaline soil loving plant.
More information about Chives 'Common' is available in the Folia gardener's wiki. All Chives 'Common' Care Instructions have been kindly provided by our members.
24 Mar 2013
Growing day 2205
Have really taken off lately. I could harvest now whenever I want.
03 Mar 2013
Growing day 2184
Just starting to show new grow via a 2" jump in height. Added to tops of two clay pots with no bottoms to frame the chives better.
06 May 2012
Flowering day 1883
22 Apr 2012
Reviewed day 1869
You just can’t beat this simple plant for producing all year long. Best of all you can cut it within 1" of the soil line and it will grow back in no time. I love it.
29 Apr 2011
Flowering day 1510
Funny, one of plants are flowering the other is not. I love the bushy purple flower of chives.
11 Mar 2007
Established day 0