Chives Allium schoenoprasum
Planted. Culinary herb. Perennial. Smallest of the onion family.
Cut right down to the ground when finished, it always comes back. Divide every three years. Water weekly during dry spells. Feed half strength fish fertilizer every two weeks.
Flowers: Lovely purple edible.
Leaves: Narrow spiky mild delicate onion flavour. Snip no closer than 2” to ground for shoots to regrow.
Companion for carrots, sage and roses
Cure for melancholy. Drives away evil. Fights bacteria
High in vitamin C, folic acid and potassium
Eases stomach distress, protects against heart disease, stroke, stuffy nose, flatulence.
Aids in fat digestion
Add too salads, egg dishes, sandwiches, baked potatoes.
In dried flowers arrangements.