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Mayo
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 29, 2013 9:42 pm    Post subject: Chives Reply with quote

Hi
I did some chive seeds about 5/6 weeks ago and nothign has happened.

I have tried them inside the house and outside and in a coldframe, nothing happens

Please tell me whet I am doing wrong!! Smile
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 30, 2013 7:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have no idea, as my chive plants seed freely everywhere if I don't cut the flowers off in time, so I assumed they would grow from seed very easily ! I have never grown chives from seed....I start off with one of those supermarket pots of chives, divide them, pop them into the ground and I have them for life then. It couldn't be easier.
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Mayo
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 30, 2013 10:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think I will be getting mine from the supermarket too Sive cos these are definitely not going to grow lol Smile
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 30, 2013 12:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mayo wrote:
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Please tell me whet I am doing wrong!! Smile

Did you check the date on the packet?

I grew chives from seed a few years back and the results were poor.

Last autumn I bought a couple of pots of half-dead, half-price chives. I divided these into eight plants. The four growing outdoors are vigourous and thriving. The four potted indoors are weak and will be joining their outdoor buddies to give them some life.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 06, 2013 9:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

they take time, dnt over water,, start off in pot, in semi shade as the sun will bake a crust on the surface of ur compost and no germination will take place, watering is done by sitting in water tray for 2 hrs , twice a week depending on weather, once up ur away, leave alone next year, they do all by themselves. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 09, 2013 10:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I agree with Jim! He seems to know what he's talking about Smile Good luck
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 09, 2013 10:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

sive has the right idea , buy in the plants from the supermarket. Chive seed like onion seed has a short life span not more than 2 years. Does not like competition or weeds and dislikes drought.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 13, 2013 10:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think I would also go down the route of buying in the plants from the supermarket.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 14, 2013 10:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yep, buy plants. The growers propagate by division, not from seed. By the time you've bought seed, growing media, feed etc, you could've bought a whole bed's worth of chives....
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