Spring’s Sentinels: How to Grow and Cook Asparagus and Chives
Both asparagus and chives are easy to grow, and because they appear at the same time, they’re natural kitchen companions. If you’ve wondered how to cook asparagus or how to use chive blossoms, here are some spring recipes to try.
A harvest basket filled with asparagus and chives signifies the start of spring.
Photo by Barbara Damrosch
Use a sharp knife to cut 6- to 8-inch asparagus stalks at ground level to avoid injuring the asparagus crowns.