Do these beautiful edible flowers grow in your garden?

Do these beautiful edible flowers grow in  your garden?

These delicate white flowers that grow in our garden are edible garlic chives or Chinese chives [Allium tuberosum [Latin], gau choy 韭菜 [Chinese] and nira [Japanese].

I remember seeing them in abundance in outdoor vegetable markets in Asia.

The stems are a great flavour enhancer and the white flowers are perfect to finish off a salad.  If you do not like the idea of flowers in your food, break them up into petals.

This plant can be cultivated very easily, even in window boxes, and they need a lot of direct light.

 

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Flowering chives are a good source of Vitamin K, Magnesium, Calcium, Folate and Potassium

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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