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Old 05-30-2016, 10:16 AM
 
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When I lived in Austin, TX, I had a couple of pots of chives. I started them from seed. It took a while for them to really get a start, but they were extremely reliable, supplying me with chives about 10 months of the year, taking a few months off in the winter. I had these pots for 5 years, then gave them away when I moved. I moved to northern California, and planted a nice pot of chives. This time I started them from 2" pots bought at a nursery rather than from seeds. They went great guns for a while, getting huge and lush. Then suddenly they were infested with small black insects, an the whole pot died. When I lived in Texas, I never saw a bug on them. So I am wondering if there are different strains of chives that are more or less susceptible to insect attack, or which are more reliable. Is it better to start them from seed?
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Old 05-30-2016, 11:34 AM
 
Location: The Netherlands
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I wish I know I do have the same trouble.
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Old 05-30-2016, 12:41 PM
 
Location: East of Seattle since 1992, originally from SF Bay Area
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Probably, but more likely you just have different bugs there. My pot of chives has been going 7 years, and so far only a couple of times they had spittle bugs, I just hose them off.
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