Chive Companion Plants – Companion Planting With Chives In The Garden: What Not To Plant?
Do not plant these plants together! Do not plant these plants in the same spot! Do not plant them next to each other! If you are going to grow chives, then you need to learn how to properly care for your garden. You will have many different types of chilies growing in your garden. Some are very hot and some are milder than others. Some chiles taste good while others do not. There are several varieties of chives that you can choose from such as Red Chive, Green Chive, White Chive, Yellow Chive and Black Chive. Choosing the right variety of chives will make your garden unique and interesting. So if you want to grow something new in your garden then it is best to start with a few varieties that are already familiar to you so that they can adapt better to your gardening needs.
The following list contains all the chives that you should avoid growing together.
Cucumbers (except white)
Beans/Legumes (including peanuts, soybeans, etc.)
Peppers (unless they are small and green) or any type of bell pepper except jalapeno peppers. They may look similar but they are different species and should not be grown together. You can read more about which peppers to grow here.
Tomatoes (including tomatillos)
Carrots (they are biennial, which means they need two years to fully mature. Its best you do not grow these in the same garden)
If you follow this guide, then you should be good to go and have an easy time growing your chives! If you prefer to delve into more chive gardening guides, then visit our guides section.
Chives Companion Planting With Other Herbs
When it comes to herbs, they can be grouped into three different categories: annual herbs, biennial herbs and perennials herbs. The following list contains all the herbs that you should avoid growing with your chives or other plants.
Annual Herbs: anise, basil, cabbage, dill, fennel, ginger, lemon grass, lovage, melissa, rue, sage, tarragon and yarrow.
Biennial Herbs: Apple mints, bergamot, hops and sweet cicely.
Perennial Herbs: None
How To Plant Chives?
If you are growing chives from seeds, then you can start the process by placing your seeds into soil. You can do this by placing four to six seeds in each pot and then covering the seeds with soil. Place them in a warm location such as in direct sunlight or near a heater. Soaking the soil will help expedite germination. Make sure to keep the soil moist at all times. If the seeds do not sprout within a week, then discard them since they are probably old. After three or four weeks, you can begin to see small sprouts coming out of the soil. When they get bigger, then you can plant them outside in your garden or flowerbed. You can plant them close together since chive plants grow close to each other.
If you want to buy chive plants instead, you can buy them at any nursery. You can either buy them in eggshell containers or small little pots. The plants will either be small or large, it just depends on how fast they grow.
If they are big plants, then you should plant them right away since they will quickly take over your garden if you keep them in small pots for too long. Otherwise, you can keep them inside for a few days before planting them outside.
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