Chives are a perennial herb producing hollow, grass-like leaves and edible lavender pompom flowers.
With a mild onion flavour, can be used as a garnish or flavouring for salads, dips, sandwiches and soups. They also act as a natural pest repellent in and around your home and garden.
As companion plants they grow well with carrots, tomatoes, mustard greens, or cabbage. They can also be grown beneath roses to detract pests.
|Size — openpunnet|
|Growth Height — 30cm|
|Flower Colour — Purple|
|Flowering Period — Perennial, Summer, Spring|
|Light Requirements — Full sun, Part Shade|
|Soil Requirements — Well drained soil|
|Watering needs||Water in well after planting, then keep moist.|
|Pruning Advice||Snip leaves at any stage, 10-15cm is optimal. When leaves turn yellow, pick them out and harvest more vigorously to keep this at bay.|