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By Peter

Hampshire, England Eng

Should I cut chives that have started to flower?
Hi, I have a large pot of chives that have started to flower. What is the best thing to do if I want to continue harvesting them to eat? Should I cut the ones with flowers or leave them and harvest around them?

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eat the flowers as well Peter. if you dont want self seeders remove them. I eat the lot.

19 May, 2010


I'M interested in this seaburn, i love chives but i've never eaten the flowers,are they ok?normally i use the leaves and leave the flowers.i have learnt some -thing to day thanks. :-))

19 May, 2010


Thanks, SBG. I will try them this evening :o) I've eaten nasturtium flowers before but never chives. I think I'll leave some to to seed too.

19 May, 2010


use borage flowers too, you can pop them in rice salads too. or pimms if you are really 'posh'.

19 May, 2010


I took a pinch of petals from one of the flowers this evening - the big one on the right :o)

They had quite a strong taste, with hints of almond. They seemed to leave a sweeter taste than normal too - very nice and destined for the salad bowl over the weekend.

19 May, 2010

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