After so many months without greenery, always a thrill to see the first shoots in our herb garden from hardy perennials like chives. And once the leaves fully emerge, those lavender blossoms cannot be far behind. Oops! Already here! Time to toss everything with a few chive florets and make that once-a-year-only chive vinegar for lovely chive vinaigrette. Try this recipe to make your own.
Copyright 2018, Lori Fontanes
I love chives, I wish that I had a place where I could grow my own.
If you like, you can just get a small plant and put it in a pot. I’ve had one in a small pot (say 5″ in diameter) for seven years on my deck and it dies back every winter and sprouts again every spring. Very hardy plants… Good luck!!!
That colour is divine! I had to hunt for my chives under my sage bush. Not sure they will flower this year as being shaded out. I must set new or try and move them as i would love to give that a go!
I hope you get a chance to try! Our chives are not in a great deal of sun either but I have a couple of dedicated planters for them (they get very large over time) and they seem to be very happy.
The chive vinegar is such a nice colour. I’ll have to try it sometime!