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By Ayrhead

Ayrshire, United Kingdom Gb

I have some three year old chive plants in pots outside. Last year they produced a few seed heads which I cut off. This year they have dozens of seed heads which are appearing faster than I can cut them! Should I give up and sow new plants?



Do you mean flower buds? The flowers on chives are lovely - I'd leave a few of the plants, but if you want to use the leaves then you might have to sow/buy some new.

13 May, 2010


Thanks for that. Yes I should have said flower buds; getting ahead of myself !

13 May, 2010


bees also like the flower heads on chives

13 May, 2010


Now you're making me guilty about removing them.........

13 May, 2010


You can eat them too. They look pretty in salads.

14 May, 2010

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