Asked by: Alaitz Paraschiv
asked in category: General Last Updated: 13th February, 2020

Will chives regrow after cutting?

Cut back chives 30 days after transplanting them to the garden, or about 60 days after the seeds germinate.

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Keeping this in view, do chives grow back after cutting?

Harvest chives 30 days after you transplant or 60 days after seeding. Be sure to cut the leaves down to the base when harvesting (within 1 to 2 inches of the soil). Harvest 3 to 4 times during the first year. In subsequent years, cut plants back monthly.

Furthermore, how do you harvest chives so it keeps growing? Using a sharp pair of kitchen shears, snip the leaves from the base of the plant, to within 1-2 inches of the soil. In the first year, harvest 3-4 times. Thereafter, cut the chive back monthly. Cut the flower stalks off at the soil line to prevent the plant from forming seed.

Keeping this in view, how do you harvest chives without killing the plant?

Correct Way to Harvest Chives Without Killing the Herb Plant

  1. Cut from the base the number of stalks you need.
  2. Now cut from the top of the stalks harvested the amount you need tonight.
  3. Chop them, but do not chop the remainder of the chive stalk or you release the oils which is what you are after for flavor and fragrance.

Should I let my chives flower?

Well, there's really no harm in letting your chives bloom, but your harvest might get smaller if you do. Most plants will produce smaller leaves when there are flowers too. The flower stalk is usually also hard and you can't eat it.

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