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Growing Chives, also Garden chives

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11 Oct 13 (Australia - temperate climate)
Hi there I live in perth and have had no luck in growing chives in pots, I have tried chook poo and no chook poo, sunny and part sunny spots, but the chives just die or don.t grow at all. I seem to grow everything else. What am I doing wrong. Thanks mandee
27 Oct 13 Ferran (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
check the soil they like it nice and light with slight moisture not too wet, doesn't need to be too nutritious. If you are buying them from the super market i find they don't do too well. Try a garden store, if you by them from a garden store they will often be very willing to give advice. Time of year can also be affecting them. Rather than using chook poo which can be a bit strong try worm wee or a small amount of worm "tea" dug around the roots. Also make sure they have enough space. Good luck! - Ferran

check the soil they like it nice and light with slight moisture not too wet, doesn't need to be too nutritious. If you are buying them from the super market i find they don't do too well. Try a garden store, if you by them from a garden store they will often be very willing to give advice. Time of year can also be affecting them. Rather than using chook poo which can be a bit strong try worm wee or a small amount of worm "tea" dug around the roots. Also make sure they have enough space. Good luck! - Ferran

- Ferran

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