Chives are a popular herb thanks to the subtle onion flavour of their leaves and purple pompom flowers. They are easy to look after and are a great member of a herb kitchen, border or window box.
Harvest leaves by cutting close to the base of the plant. Pick often to encourage new growth.
How to care for Chives
Chives prefer to be in direct sun but can produce in partial conditions.
Chives are low maintenance. Make sure you remove dead leaves.
Chives don't like to be in dry soil.
Plant with a good quality, peat free compost. Feed with a general plant feed each spring.
The most important thing is the soil is well drained.