Herbs forum→want your chive plants to take off?

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pinkruffles
Apr 8, 2020 10:07 AM CST
I love using chives in my mashed potatoes. But my established plants usually get off to a very slow start in the spring. Many of you probably have already done this, but I just discovered this last year, so I wanted to share it with ATP readers. I had a clear plastic box, about 12"high and wide, lying around, so I put it over one of my chive plants. After a week or so, that plant was large, lush and beautiful!! Then I take it off that plant, and put it over another chive plant a while. I'm just sorry it took me this long to discover that little trick--but better late than never, right?? :)
Name: Kristi
east Texas pineywoods (Zone 8a)
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pod
Apr 9, 2020 4:35 PM CST
Good tip. It might not work as well here in the south but the chives are pretty productive without help in this area.
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Name: Kat
Magnolia, Tx (Zone 9a)
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kittriana
Apr 22, 2020 8:37 PM CST
You made a mini greenhouse for them. My chives grow thru winter and are just now looking leggy, I need to trim them again....I will bet yours look gorgeous
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Name: Christine
North East Texas (Zone 7b)
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wildflowers
Apr 26, 2020 8:36 AM CST
Pinkruffles, thank you for sharing your tip! Thumbs up Thank You!
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