Mini Garden-Chives -For Balconies and Terraces
Mini Garden Chives for cultivation on balconies and terraces is your best investment in healthy diet. Fresh chives (Allium schoenoprasum) is a great addition to sandwiches, salads, cottage cheese, cold and warm soups and other cold and warm plates. Leaves of the variety offered here are juicy, not too narrow, take on a vividly green colour and contain plenty of vitamin C, beta-carotene, sodium, potassium, calcium and magnesium, iron and antiseptic essential oils. Regular consumption of the green foliage supports metabolism, frees from constipation and lowers blood pressure.
Chives is a seasoning plant first, but it is also a great balcony, terrace or windowsill decoration. Its abundant foliage with a pleasant, slightly savoury, onion taste may be harvested as the need arises during all vegetation season and when you wish to use its ornamental properties, you only need to stop removing flowering stalks and thus allow the charming, spherical, purple inflorescences to appear.
Chives of the Mini Garden series may be sown both on sunny and partially shady sites. It will however bring more crops way earlier on sunny locations. Every water retaining soil, particularly the sandy-clay, humous and calcareous ones suit this vegetable best.