Good enough to eat

Macclesfield Express - - LEISURE -

●● Chives Clumps of chives are about to bloom in my rock gar­den, the small pur­ple lol­lipop flow­ers adding colour and up­right struc­ture to the scene.

Both dec­o­ra­tive and de­li­cious, they are easy to grow in a sunny spot and the stems snipped to add a mild onion­type flavour to sal­ads and dips.

Sow about 40 seeds per 13cm pot of multi-pur­pose com­post with added John Innes on the win­dowsill or al­ter­na­tively plant pot-grown spec­i­mens in spring or au­tumn, leav­ing 20cm (8in) be­tween the clumps, wa­ter reg­u­larly and hope­fully they will come back year af­ter year.

You’ll need to divide clumps ev­ery few years for best re­sults.

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