1 clump per square foot
Sprinkle seeds liberally and cover with 6 mm (¼”) of soil.
Full sun. pH 6-7.
Seeds will sprout in 6-10 days.
Chives stay relatively free from pests and diseases. A companion plant to repel aphids.
Start indoors in March for transplanting into the garden in April. Chives grow in clumps.
No special instructions needed. For bushier foliage, cut down flowery stems before they blossom.
A beautifully colourful recipe using chive flowers and asparagus:
Asparagus with Sesame & Chive Blossoms