Hi, I have had thriving chives here until this year. I transplanted a clump of chives from my dear old riding instructor's kitchen garden about 9 years ago, and they've been doing great until this year. While they've been tremendously successful at self-propagating throughout my lawn & even my horse's paddock up to 150' away (!), this year they have produced skinny, wimpy, limp stalks. So, what's up? Are they lacking fertilizer? I confess, I have been pretty much leaving them to Mother Nature as far as watering & fertilizing go, but they have done quite well for 8 years without any attention but my snagging some for my use, or my mare's occasional much larger snatches when she's out mowing the lawn for me (the "Original One-Horsepower Mower"). I've also dug up small clumps occasionally over the years to share with friends, but that certainly has never had any effect on the "thrive-abilty" of my chives. Are they salvageable, or do I need to scrap them and start anew next spring?