Chives 101

There’s nothing like fresh home grown herbs to add flavour, colour and pizazz to your cooking.

Chives are a great herb to have on hand during the cooler months in dishes like sun dried tomato & chive potato mash, corn, chive & cheese quiche and pumpkin & chive soup. They add a dash of bright green and a delicious mild onion flavour.

Yates® Chives can be sown during May and will grow into a 20 – 30 cm tall clump of fine, dark green leaves.

Growing Guide:

  1. The seed can be sown direct where the plants are to grow, in a sunny or partly shaded garden bed or pot.
  2. To promote lots of fragrant and tasty chive foliage, feed regularly with Yates Thrive® Vegie & Herb Liquid Plant Food, which is rich in nitrogen to promote leafy green growth.
  3. You can start harvesting individual leaves after around 8 weeks. Chives will also produce pretty purple flowers, which are edible.


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