Matamata Chronicle - - Gardening -

They’re easy to grow, easy to har­vest and easy on the taste buds, plus their mild onion flavour livens up baked spuds, cheese muffins and cream cheese sandwiches. Even their pretty pink flow­ers are ed­i­ble so scat­ter the del­i­cately flavoured flo­rets in your sal­ads or use to flavour herb vine­gars. Chives re­quire al­most no at­ten­tion once estab­lished, other than wa­ter when con­di­tions are dry. Pro­vide a lit­tle shade dur­ing long, hot sum­mers or plants may be­come stressed and get at­tacked by black aphids.

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