Welcome to the complete guide to growing Chives in Perth. In this guide, we will cover everything you will need to know to grow Chives in your garden.
Growing herbs at home is so very easy, and is also super satisfying to do. Before we have even harvested these herbs for all their health benefits, we get the therapeutic effects of being involved in their growth.
Best time to grow Chives in Perth
The best time to grow this great herb in Perth, is between Sep-Mar.
If you are considering growing it elsewhere, you better check local weather and seasonal conditions.
Will Chives grow in a pot?
Yes, it will grow perfectly in a pot in the right position. You can try using one pot per plant, or even get yourself a large pot and plant a few varieties of herbs.
How much sun is best?
Chives thrives when it is positioned in a spot that gets Full sun to part shade.
If you find that the leaves start to brown, try moving it in shade, or via versa. Each area can have its own peculiar conditions.
Best soil to grow Chives
If you are growing Chives in Perth, you’ll find that it prefers a well drained and will be very happy with it.
You can find potting mix that will do that just fine, or add some to your garden bed before planting.
How often should I water?
Chives needs Regular watering. There are self watering pots available if you plan to grow it in a pot, or you can just get in a regular habit of checking the soil each day or two.
When can I harvest Chives?
You can harvest Chives at its prime, which is around 2 months.
What to propagate
You can plant Chives from Seeds, and place each plant around 45 centimetres apart.
Frequency in growing Chives
Chives is a Perennial herb.
Did you know?
Here are two interesting herb facts that you may not be aware of.
Fact 1: Herbs have been used forever. They have been important to all cultures since long before we recorded history.
Fact 2: Many herbs contain essential oils, which are the flavouring components of extracts.
These make growing Chives in your own Perth yard even more special, in my opinion.
Enjoy growing Chives in Perth
I hope you enjoy growing Chives in your garden.
It really is a wonderful herb to grow here in Western Australia, and you will also enjoy that it saves you money from buying dried versions or fresh (expensive) cuttings from the shops.
I trust you found this guide useful – now get in the garden!