Supermarket chives

B3B3 Posts: 11,400

I bought a nice big pot of healthy-looking chives in Sainsbury's yesterday. Should I wait for the soil to warm up a bit before I plant them out, or can I do it now?

I 've had some success with planting sm herbs in the past but I usually buy them later in the year.

In London. Keen but lazy.

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  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 58,565

    I'd wait a bit ... It's still quite cold oout there and the chives you have will have been 'forced' in mild conditions. image

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  • B3B3 Posts: 11,400

    Thanks Dove. I'll find some room for them in the porch - somewhere!

    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 58,565

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    When you plant them split them into several clumps ... they'll soon multiply and you'll have loads.

    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh







  • B3B3 Posts: 11,400

    Will do. I love the flowers and can't bear to pick them off so I don't get so many leaves to eat. A few extra plants would be good.image

    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • I love the flowers too. They dry well so you could pick a few to enjoy in the dark days of winterimage

    Or you can use as edible flowers - but I can't bear the thought of eating flowers!

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