flower too soon
problem is my chive plant. In spring it starts to flower, leaving
few stalks to use. If I remove the flower heads more appear. It
is situated in a sunny position. What am I doing wrong? This has
happened year after year.
divide and replant clumps every 3-4 years. Cut leaves regularly
to encourage new growth. Remove flowers when they appear, this will
help improve flavour and increase the vigour of the plant as all
of its energy is going into producing flowers and eventually seed.
by Dr Dan Blanchon from Unitec's Diploma in Sustainable Horticulture and Bachelor
of Resource Management.
with permission from NZOOM Home and Garden content,
from the previous
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