chives

As a companion plant in the garden, it reputedly keeps its neighbors bug- and disease- free.  Adds a mild oniony flavor to anything from breads to soups.

Planting Tips

The tubular, hollow blue-green leaves can be used to add a mild oniony flavor to anything from breads to soups; also tasty and attractive sprinkled over the top as a garnish; pink flower heads are edible when young but become tough and stronger-flavored if allowed to mature before picking; keep flowers picked off to maintain best flavor in foliage. As a companion plant in the garden, it reputedly keeps its neighbors bug- and disease- free.