My friend Jeannie pulled out a handful of chives last year and gave them to me. They spread, so she assured me that she had more than enough. I planted them in a lovey pink basin I found for sale for $1.50 and they have been thriving ever since. I dug a hole in my front yard and planted the sink there then filled it with fresh soil, strawberries and chives. Through the summer and late into the fall last year I was able to take scissors outside anytime I wanted to add chives to something I was cooking. As soon as winter was over they were right back standing strong. I find the fresh addition of my own chives to my recipes convenient, tasty and rewarding.
Chives are very nutritional.
While being very low in cholesterol and sodium (the chart at nutrition data said 0) they are a good source of the following nutrients:
- Vitamins A, B6, C, and K
- Pantothenic Acid
A garden should be functional and beautiful.
A garden can be filled with things that are delightful to the eye and to the stomach, things which are beautiful and practical like a sundial. Sundials have been assisting us with telling time almost as long as we have been on earth, which by the way started in a garden. What could be more appropriate? I am thinking about getting a sun dial for my garden. What do you think?
Thanks so much for visiting me today. This post is linked to Macro Monday and Today's flowers. Take care and God bless!