How do I know if my chive's roots are still alive??!!?

Phoenix973May 14, 2014

Hi, I have a pot of chives out on my balcony that my mom transplanted from her garden about 2 years ago. They started coming up this spring and then stopped. They haven't done anything for about a month now. I just dug them up to look and they don't seem to be alive anymore?? Are the susceptible too rotting? Maybe I watered them too much. :( How can I tell if they are still alive?

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they are fairly hardy... just allow them to dry out and they should grow again. chives is in the onion family... absolutely requires good drainage, no standing water, and if potted, allow to dry out soil after heavy or constant rain. I have all mine in pots from last fall, and now have buds, should bloom within 2wks.

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