Author Topic: Splitting Chives  (Read 1625 times)

Tiny Clanger

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Splitting Chives
« on: November 02, 2020, 12:44:27 »
With all the virus hoo haa and whatnot this year, I completely forgot about the chives tucked away in a corner, that I was going to split up ad the clumps are huge.

Is it too late to do this now?
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Splitting Chives
« on: November 02, 2020, 12:44:27 »

Beersmith

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Re: Splitting Chives
« Reply #1 on: November 02, 2020, 14:18:07 »
I think chives are a hardy perennial so it should be fine.  In any event, if they have not been looked at for a while they have probably self seeded, and you might even find new clumps popping up in the spring in the space you have cleared. I'd risk it.
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Re: Splitting Chives
« Reply #2 on: November 02, 2020, 17:24:04 »
I would take a spade and simply split the clump into two , removing half as a 'divot' and replant elsewhere.
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Re: Splitting Chives
« Reply #3 on: November 02, 2020, 21:10:37 »
Chives seem pretty bomb-proof, I'd go for it.

Reader's Chives... now there's an idea!
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Tiny Clanger

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Re: Splitting Chives
« Reply #4 on: November 03, 2020, 10:41:05 »
Thanks for that everybody.  I'm on me way to the plot to shift 'em now. xxx
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