torley manor

April 25, 2011

maintaining the chives

Filed under: Garden & Homestead — emma @ 7:12 pm

What is this “dividing bulbs” thing I have heard of but never actually bothered doing? Was I supposed to do this several years ago?

I figured they were looking pretty tightly packed in our little half-barrel herb garden, and (like many things) offering some to a pal was the motivation to finally dig the chives up and divide them.

I pulled them all up in one gigantic clump!

Look at this crazy root mass!

I threw some in a pot to give away, and then started to carefully separate the individual bulbs, shortly realized I was crazy for thinking I should do that, and instead just (gently) tore the initial clump into about 6 sections. I spaced them out in the herb barrel, and now I know!

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