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How to rejuvenate chives

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
At its best
At its best

Plant is not at its best in January

Plant is not at its best in February

Plant is not at its best in March

Plant is not at its best in April

Plant is at its best in May

Plant is at its best in June

Plant is not at its best in July

Plant is not at its best in August

Plant is not at its best in September

Plant is not at its best in October

Plant is not at its best in November

Plant is not at its best in December

To do
To do

Do not To do in January

Do not To do in February

Do not To do in March

Do not To do in April

Do not To do in May

Do To do in June

Do To do in July

Do not To do in August

Do not To do in September

Do not To do in October

Do not To do in November

Do not To do in December

Growing your own chives is easy, and provides a steady crop for use in salads, sandwiches and dips.

Chives grow very well in most conditions, withstanding poor soil, frost, partial shade and full sun. They require very little maintenance, but give them the occasional chop, and you’ll be harvesting leaves and flowers right through the summer.

You will need

Secateurs

General fertiliser

Water

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Total time:

Step 1

Cut the whole clump down to soil level, using what leaves you can and putting the rest on the compost heap.

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Step 2

Water the cut plants well and add a general balanced liquid fertiliser, to help boost new root and top growth.

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Step 3

Within just four weeks, you’ll have a flush of tender new stems, ready to cut for use in the kitchen.

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