Southwest Gardening forum: Chives

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Name: Alan
Chandler, AZ; 85225 (Zone 9b)
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GardenGuyAZ
Jun 9, 2010 7:57 PM CST
Has anyone tried going chives here. When is the best time to plant? I'm thinking of planting, but more for the flower than the food.

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Name: Susie
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Aguane
Jun 10, 2010 2:07 PM CST
I planted some in March I think. Still harvesting but fewer new growth daily. I'll continue to water just to see how / if it continues to provide. Oregano and Italian parsley are doing great. Of course, the dill bit the dust about 2 weeks ago. I love chives in my salad. I always all a fair amount of herbs.
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Name: Alan
Chandler, AZ; 85225 (Zone 9b)
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GardenGuyAZ
Jun 10, 2010 2:09 PM CST
I love fresh Chives on baked potatoes with sour cream ....mmmmmmm!

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Name: Susie
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Aguane
Jun 10, 2010 2:25 PM CST
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Name: Alan
Chandler, AZ; 85225 (Zone 9b)
Sunset Zone 13
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GardenGuyAZ
Jun 10, 2010 2:29 PM CST
So do they come back when the weather cools down, or do you have to replant every year?

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Name: Susie
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Aguane
Jun 10, 2010 2:37 PM CST
I'm guessing I'll have to replant. I'm going to let them go to seed to see what happens... they may die before that reproductive moment, however.
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Name: Alan
Chandler, AZ; 85225 (Zone 9b)
Sunset Zone 13
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GardenGuyAZ
Jun 10, 2010 2:42 PM CST
So they never reached blooming status for you? When did you plant them?

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Name: Susie
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Aguane
Jun 10, 2010 3:12 PM CST
I think it was late Feb early Mar. Probably too late.
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Name: Kelly
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locakelly
Jun 10, 2010 3:24 PM CST
I've planted them in October and maybe Feb/March before... They really won't last through the heat for me and I always replant where they were with something else, so not sure if they come back or not - lol... You can always grow some in a pot on a sunny windowsill if you want them year round and you have the perfect windowsill. They grow well like that!

Oh, and the seeds take a long time to sprout sometimes. More than once I've planted them and then planted something else there because there was nothing growing there. Then lo and behold I have chives growing in the bean patch!
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Name: Dan
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Dann_L
Jun 10, 2010 3:56 PM CST
When we lived in Sacramento we had some growing in a pot and they died off. I didn't replant the pot with anything and after several months the chives began to grow again. I think they just went dormant for a while. We have tried to grow chives here but have only had mediocre success. So now we snip a few of the smaller green onion tops to use on baked potatoes.
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Name: Alan
Chandler, AZ; 85225 (Zone 9b)
Sunset Zone 13
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GardenGuyAZ
Jun 10, 2010 4:52 PM CST
That's what I currently do Dan. I was intrigued by there purple flowers, that was why I as tempted to try growing them. :)

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Name: Mary
Phoenix Arizona
MaryMcP
Jun 10, 2010 5:18 PM CST
I have garlic chives that have been growing in the same spot for 3 or 4 years. Just planted some garlic from a friend's garden and left it to grow, grow, grow. It's great. That garden gets watered with a soaker hose on a timer. Currently twice a day, 5am and 5pm for 10 minutes.

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