hens and chicks - Knowledgebase Question

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Question by debra56
August 23, 2010
My hens and chicks have really gotten crowded. Should I thin them and how do I go about doing that? Should I dig up the plot and replant a few or just take some out? Also the outside leaves have turned brown. Is this lack of water? I rarely water them. Do they need fertilizer? Thanks

Answer from NGA
August 23, 2010
I think the easiest way to divide hens and chicks is to dig a clump and then separate individual plants. As long as each division has a stem with roots attached, it will grow into a new plant. I'd remove the browned leaves. I suspect your plants need to be watered a little more often during the growing season. Good luck with your garden.

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