SEEDS OF CHIVES BROAD LEAVED - ALLIUM SCHOENOPRASUM BROAD LEAVED
Chives is an essential herb in cooking. It is also an ornamental plant for the garden, in pots, on the sill of a window or in the kitchen.
Edible ornamental plant mainly used in cooking recipes It is an ingredient in stuffed eggs, salads and omelettes.
Rich in vitamins A, B, C. The plant has antibacterial and fungicide properties. Chives is insect-repellingand can be used in gardens to control pests. 5,000 years ago it was used by the Chinese as an antidote against venoms or to stop haemorrhage.
Perennial 50 cm tall with broad and tubular dark green leaves. Flowers are pink to purple and star-shaped.
In the garden it needs well-drained, light and fertile soils. The ideal climate for outside culture is temperate or cool.
Soak the seeds in cool water for 24 hours before sowing at temperatures of 18ºC/22ºC.