Before you know it the chives will be about 2ft tall with their pretty purple flowers. They are perennials that are part of the allium schoenoprasum. Chives have a mild onion flavor that goes well with eggs, fish, potatoes,salads and soup. My favorite way to eat chives is with sour cream on a baked potato
Chives are pretty easy to grow. They thrive in a well drained, sunny location. Chives require 6 to 8 hours of light and do not require heavy fertilizing. When you are ready to harvest them all you have to do is cut them with scissors about 2 inches from the root.