Growing Chives

“Chives are an herb with a long history. The plant is easily grown in your backyard or even indoors and offers several health benefits inside a fragrant and pleasantly subtle onion or garlic-flavored herb.”

Chives are a perennial plant that thrives outdoors in temperature zones 3 through 9.14 The plant does best in soil that drains well, whether in your garden or in a container. If you are planting in the ground, add well-aged compost to amend the soil before planting seedlings, separated plants or seeds.15 If you’re planting in a container, take care to ensure the soil is not pre-fertilized with a nitrogen-based product that may encourage rapid growth but leave you with a plant that has little flavor.

This herb is also rich in vitamins which has beneficial effects on several diseases and illness processes including:

  • Mouth Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Bone Health
  • Improved Sleep
  • Lung Cancer
  • Esophageal Cancer

 

Click to read the original article by Dr. Mercola


Sources: 

“Quick Tips to Grow Chives” by Dr. Mercola

 

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