I love using chives in my mashed potatoes. But my established plants usually get off to a very slow start in the spring. Many of you probably have already done this, but I just discovered this last year, so I wanted to share it with ATP readers. I had a clear plastic box, about 12"high and wide, lying around, so I put it over one of my chive plants. After a week or so, that plant was large, lush and beautiful!! Then I take it off that plant, and put it over another chive plant a while. I'm just sorry it took me this long to discover that little trick--but better late than never, right??