Sun / Shade
Full sun (they can grow in semi shade with well-drained soil)
Place your pot near a sunny window
Can grow in a wide range of temperatures but in frosty areas they tend to die down in winter and pop back up in spring.
Chives can be planted near roses, grapes, tomatoes and fruit trees to help keep aphids away.
Only the chive leaves are harvested. This is done by cutting a clump of them off just above the base. Shoots will regrow quickly from the bulbs that remain in the ground.
They are perennial with round, elongated and hollow leaves that are much thinner than an onion. In summer they produce very fetching round pink flowers.
Moderate growth rate, with foliage 25cm high and 20 cm wide.
The subtle onion flavour of chives makes them a versatile cooking herb. They can be used as edible garnish or in salads, stews, with fish and many more dishes. And don’t be scared to add them to a gourmet breakfast to make it even more delicious.