Other uses of the herb: The juice of the plant is used as an insect repellent, it also has fungicidal properties and is effective against scab, mildew etc. You can also grow your own without much effort. When I first started growing roses, I just planted chive around them because I liked the contrasts, just like your mom does. Chives planted close to carrots encourage bigger carrots. My grandpa used to add all the coffee grounds to the chives and geraniums. Health benefits Cancer. I have reques Diana to give the details of the procedure. The seeds go everywhere! According to some research, lutein and zeaxanthin accumulate in the retina of the eye to help prevent age-related macular degeneration. I was just outside yesterday taking pictures of them. Thanks for reading and leaving the good words. Chives are part of the onion family (Amaryllidaceae) and are closely related to red and white onions, garlic, shallots, leeks, scallions, and Chinese onions. Sherri (author) from Southeastern Pennsylvania on May 27, 2010: Linda, I'm glad you enjoyed this info. The seeds sprout easily when they are planted in a moist growing medium and set on a sunny windowsill. Chives are a perennial plant and are most commonly found in Europe, Asia, and North America. Uses Chives are usually used fresh and are a common addition to baked potatoes, cream soups, and egg dishes. Grow chives as companion plants in your vegetable and rose gardens to encourage bees and healthy plant growth and to discourage pests and diseases. Guess I was having a mind f**t questioning why this Hub ought to be written. A very interesting hub Sally I love chives and give such a delicate flavour. If I'm going to sell my child, I'd like bacon too, please. Chives are one of the most common herbs found in supermarkets. Sour Cream & Chives Mashed Potatoes. Sherri (author) from Southeastern Pennsylvania on May 30, 2010: Bob, thank you for the compliment. They are in the Allium genus, which also includes garlic, onions, and leeks. Thank you. You know I'm not your chive person, but they're just so darn pretty in those pictures! Sherri (author) from Southeastern Pennsylvania on March 09, 2012: LOL, KarenCreftor, I respond to either. Frieda, your last comment lit a light bulb over my head. The flowers are also edible and are used in salads, or used to make Blossom vinegars. Plus, I love adding them to food. Chives may have originated in China, Siberia or Greece and are generally native to Europe, but Today, Chives sell in grocery stores and can be found freely in virtually all parts of the world. Learn about 15 of the most healthful…, © 2004-2020 Healthline Media UK Ltd, Brighton, UK, a Red Ventures Company. Division and space availability makes it happy. Cool the tea and spray on flower and vegetable plants susceptible to mildew infestations. (Credit: Hirsheimer & Hamilton) More than just a garnish, chives awaken every dish they touch. Your enthusiasm for the idea was the push I needed. Garlic chives also produce white flowers, which can also be used in cooking and have a fairly strong garlicky flavor. https://www.thespruceeats.com/chinese-recipes-using-garlic- You can also add young chive flowers to plain white vinegar. Sherri (author) from Southeastern Pennsylvania on June 04, 2012: moonlake, one of the delights I have in the garden is eating the fresh chive sprouts when they start to grow in places I don't want them. I'm happy to know there are others out there who just can't get enough of chive. Prevention Of Cardiac Related Problems. For example, a 2019 review summarizes research that has linked 16 different species of allium vegetables with preventing or positively influencing cancer. Some people use them as home remedies. The seed is carminative and stomachic. Chives (Allium schoenoprasum) is a species of flowering plants that produced edible flowers, stems, and leaves. It is used internally to treat urinary incontinence, kidney and bladder weaknesses etc. Harvest chives throughout the season to prevent the leaves from becoming tough and to encourage formation of new bulblets. Respectfully, and with many thanks for explaining so clearly and illustrating so prettily the difference which chives can make in a body's life, Derdriu. But 10 seemed to be the better number. BkCreative from Brooklyn, New York City on May 30, 2010: I love chives - and fortunately my daughter-in-law has a ton in her garden. As usual, your hub is so informative and a visual delight, ST. Thanks for reading and commenting! Chives planted among roses deter black spot and aphids. Propagation of Garlic Chives: Seed - sow spring in a cold frame. Uses, Benefits, Cures, Side Effects, Nutrients in Garlic Chives. The Chives grew huge in his garden, they also loved left over cold coffee. Sherri (author) from Southeastern Pennsylvania on July 11, 2012: Wadoods, thank you for your kind words and informative comment.
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