Growing on the High Plains: Chives

Apr 2, 2020

Are you ready to see some chives? That's right! Those purple pompoms are the edible onions we know and love.

Today on Growing on the High Plains, we'll discuss one of the early alerts of an impending Spring: chives. Not only are they quite lovely, they're also a delightlful addition to dishes from your home kitchen. As lightweight, low-sulfur onions, chives can add a fresh, savory kick to everything from salads to omelets—and obviously the beloved bakead potato.

Thankfully, chives make for an easy neighbor in your High Plains garden. Follow these tips and you can count on a full season of this spritely allium. Plus, with a purple puff that pops around May, they're pretty easy on the eyes, too.