As I was digging my cheeky little friend popped in for a free meal.
Before this cold spell started the chives had poked their heads up but since then the outside plants have just sulked. One clump I brought into the greenhouse is now big enough to start harvesting. Amazing what a difference a bit of shelter makes.
It's not much but chives are always the first of the new year's crops to be picked. Overwintered salad stuff doesn't count because that was really last year's crop.