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Chinese Leeks/Garlic Chives



Growing Information:

Chinese Leeks/Garlic Chives

DAYS TO GERMINATION: 7-14 days

SOWING TIME: Spring

SEEDING METHOD: Direct or Transplant

SUNLIGHT PREFERENCE: Sun/Part Shade

PLANT HEIGHT: 15-18"

PLANT SPACING: 6-8"

HARDINESS ZONES: Zones 4-9

Habitat and Description


Growing Chinese Leeks/Garlic Chives
CULTURAL REQUIREMENTS

Seed germination, sowing instructions for Chinese leek. Allium odorum is easy to grow from seeds. Sow the seeds directly outside in spring or grow in pots. Cover seed with a layer of soil equal to the diameter of the seed.



Chinese Leeks/Garlic Chives


The benefits of Chinese Leeks/Garlic Chives

The fact that Chinese chives are endowed with sulphur rich mustard oil makes it an excellent ingredient for medicines that are geared towards improving digestion. The Chinese have long used the vegetable plant to prepare digestive medicines. Another health benefit to be derived from Chinese chives due to the presence of sulphur rich mustard oil is the fact that it helps to promote the flow of blood in the body.

The Chinese have long known the great potentials of this unique plant. In ancient times the Chinese would make use of chives in order to heal wounds. This is because the mustard oil gives the plant antiseptic properties that can be used on the human body in order to de-contaminate it and save it from developing septic diseases. The Chinese have benefited from this truly gifted vegetable by applying it as medicine as well as consuming it as a flavoring ingredient in their daily diet.





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