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.

Asparagus Stalks
Use a sharp knife to cut 6- to 8-inch asparagus stalks at ground level to avoid injuring the asparagus crowns.
Photo by Barbara Damrosch