lifting carefully with fork
Chives are pretty robust perennial plants, and one which is ideal to split and produce new plants now. chives grow as a thick clump, doubling in size every year, so lifting and splitting every so often is a great way of increasing plant stock, and will reinvigorate older clumps. Lift entire club out of ground with a fork, seperate simply by pulling apart into smaller clumps, then pot or plant out into newly conditioned soil. We potted these so we can plant them again in month or so...
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