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Growing Information:

Chives

DAYS TO GERMINATION: 7-14 days

SOWING TIME: Spring or Fall

SEEDING METHOD: Direct or Transplant

SUNLIGHT PREFERENCE: Sun/Part Shade

PLANT HEIGHT: 18"

PLANT SPACING: 4-8"

HARDINESS ZONES: Zones 3-9

Habitat and Description


Growing Chives
CULTURAL REQUIREMENTS

The easiest and most successful means of propagating chives is planting rooted clumps in spring, after frost danger has passed. Established plants usually need to be divided every 3-4 years. Division is best done in spring. Space plants 6-12 inches apart. Replant new clumps in soil enriched with organic matter, such as fine compost. Chives can also be started from seed.



Chives


The benefits of Chives

  • Chives, when finely chopped and consumed with food, are said to aid digestion and stimulate appetite.
  • Consumption of chives has been found to be beneficial for the respiratory system of an individual.
  • It has been seen that chives can help the body in digesting fatty foods, such as cheese.
  • For those suffering from tiredness and fatigue, consuming chives can serve to be a good remedy.
  • Since chives have been known to have diuretic properties, they can reduce obesity and fluid retention.
  • Researches have revealed the result that chives help reduce the risk of prostate cancer, by as much as 50 percent.
  • Chives have been found to comprise of mild anti-inflammatory properties.
  • The oil of Chinese chives is believed to help heal bruises and kill germs in the intestines.




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