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An incredibly versatile herb, chives can add a mild garlic or onion flavour to your dishes. Pick and use to flavour fish, poultry, eggs or sandwiches or garnish soups and salads. They also look great in the garden, with their attractive grass-like foliage and edible purple flowers. 


How to grow chives in a garden

  1. Choose a spot in your garden that receives full sun or dappled sunlight. 
  2. Sow seeds into a rich quality soil that has been fertilised with Yates Dynamic Lifter Soil Improver & Plant Fertiliser.
  3. Applications of Yates Thrive Vegie & Herb Liquid Plant Food every couple of weeks will help cultivate good, healthy growth.
  4. Continuous harvest promotes new growth.
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How to grow chives in a pot

  1. Choose a pot in your garden that attracts sunlight. 
  2. Sow seeds into a rich quality soil that has been fertilised with Yates Dynamic Lifter Soil Improver & Plant Fertiliser.
  3. Applications of Yates Thrive Vegie & Herb Liquid Plant Food every couple of weeks will help cultivate good, healthy growth.
  4. Continuous harvest promotes new growth.

Yates varieties

Garlic Chives

A versatile herb that adds a mild garlic - onion flavour to fish, poultry, eggs and savoury sauces.


Growing tips

  • Yates Chives can be sown from spring through to autumn in cool and temperate areas (all year round in warm climates) and will grow into a 20 – 30 cm tall clump of fine, dark green leaves. The seed can be sown 5 mm direct where the plants are to grow, in a sunny or partly shaded garden bed or pot. Seed takes up to 21 days to germinate, so be patient and keep the soil or potting mix moist.
  • Chives flourish in pots which means you can have some growing right outside the kitchen door.
  • 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.
  • There’s nothing like fresh home grown herbs to add flavour, colour and pizazz to your cooking. Chives are a great perennial herb to have on hand throughout the year. During the warmer months they add a mild onion flavour to salads, bruschetta and dips and during the cooler months they’re delicious in dishes like sun dried tomato & chive potato mash, quiche, pasta and pumpkin & chive soup. They also add a dash of bright green and their pretty purple bee- attracting flowers are also edible.

 



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