The chives are rustic, undemanding, which does not require special attention. It grows well both in sunny areas and in slightly shaded areas.
It is a plant that should be abundantly watered especially during the summer, taking care not to leave water stagnant in the soil.
It grows well everywhere but prefers fresh, light, medium-textured, loose and well-draining soils. Every year, towards the end of winter, a well-ripened organic fertilizer should be given, which will be sufficient for the entire growing season.
Chive fabrics are rich in mineral salts (sulphur, calcium, phosphorus, iron and potassium), vitamins (group B, PP, A and C), flavonoids, carbohydrates, fibres, proteins, fats, sulphureted organic compounds such as alliina and alliacin, glycolic acid, polyphenols and anthocyanin in flowers.
It has antioxidant, antiseptic and bactericidal properties and therefore can be used to make cataplasms to treat acne, insect bites, burns and chaps. It has also been shown that especially the extracts of the leaves have marked diuretic, vasodilator, hypotensive, antioxidant, antiscorbutic, expectorant, cardio tonic and stimulating, cicatrising, digestive, laxative and carminative, emollient and revulsive properties.
Complementary: marjoram, thyme, basil, to combine with chili in spicy soups as Mexican cuisine teaches
Properties: aromatic, anti-spasmodic, anti-septic, anti-inflammatory.
Recipes: tomato sauce, salads, pizza, pizza-flavored meat.
Pairings: white meats, roast beef, fried fish.
Accords: salades, œufs, poissons et crustacés, viandes blanches.