Flat chives

karen58_gw(5a)October 4, 2010

I have a pot of chives, I planted from seed over a year ago.

This summer,for some reason, they started growing out flat.

they really don't smell like they should/used to. Is this natural?, ( I've kept a pot of herbs on my kitchen sill for 20

years,I've never seen this before.) Are they Ill?, can I do something? should I start over from scratch? Has anyone else seen this? Please let me know.

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flora_uk(SW UK 8/9)

Do you mean the leaves are now like blades of grass rather than hollow cylinders? If that is really the case then you no longer have true chives (Allium schoenoprasum) in the pot. And if they don't smell oniony possibly you have some grass growing in there.

On the other hand if the leaves are still essentially hollow but with the sides squashed together maybe you have a watering or fungal issue which is causing the leaves to wilt.

    Bookmark   October 5, 2010 at 6:45AM
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fatamorgana2121(Zone 5/6)

If you can post a close-up picture of your plant, that may help us figure out what is wrong as well.


    Bookmark   October 5, 2010 at 8:41AM
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Are you sure they're not garlic chives? Garlic chives are flatter, flower later (at least in zone 5) and flower white rather than purple. They also smell like garlic. When garlic chives reseed themselves in my garden, they start out looking like regular chives and then mature into the flattened garlic chive shape.

    Bookmark   October 5, 2010 at 2:45PM
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ltcollins1949(9a TX)
    Bookmark   October 5, 2010 at 4:47PM
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no they were onions chives but are now coming out flat and they look different than they're supposed to I bought mine from seed from Burpee mine are about 3 years old and they just started coming out different in the smell close to the same but they didn't just all the sudden turn into garlic or grass

    Bookmark   last Monday at 2:22PM
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I live in zone 5a (Colorado). Two years ago the same thing happened to my chives and my Mothers and my Sisters. The chives had been alright for years and in one spring they all changed into something very un-chive like.

    Bookmark   last Monday at 3:37PM
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