Q.I Bought A 4″ Round Pot Of Chives (Allium Schoenoprasum). The Chive Plant Fills The Pot And Are 10 Inches In Length. When I Pull
ed the chives plant out of the pot, some of the roots are growing out of the soil at the bottom and sides. I’d like to know if I should transplant the chives? If I should, what size pot? I do have planting soil. I’d like to use these fresh chives during the winter.
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Yes, I would definitely repot. It is usually best just to go up one or two pot sizes. If you put it in a pot that is too large, it causes overwatering and root rot. The article below suggests adding gravel to the bottom of the container, but that is no longer recommended. But the other advice may be helpful.