Soon there will be more to harvest from the garden, but right now the chives shine! Chives are the first edible to force their bright green shoots through the soil in the spring. Once they reach a few inches high, I clip small bunches to combine with our hens’ eggs for breakfast.
Chives are the most reliable and trouble free herb in the garden. They emerge in early spring and thrive all season long. By June, edible lavender flowers form and attract pollinators to the garden. When the flowers fade, chives are cut back to a few inches and begin growing again well into fall.
The delicate mild onion flavor of chives invigorates almost any dish with its fresh fragrance and slightly sharp essence. The bright green color adds vibrancy that pleases the eye.
In addition to scrambled eggs, I find myself sprinkling chopped chives on everything from vegetables, soups, salads, and pizza. For me, chives represent spring, freshness, and the promise of good harvests ahead.Never miss a post. Sign up for the free Grow a Good Life Newsletter and we'll send you an email with all the new articles posted on the website: