Believe it or not, the chives are already up and growing. I first noticed them coming up on Feb. 10. I wonder if they come up extra early since I have them planted in a barrel rather than directly in the ground? I do know that chives are one of the first things up in the garden, but this seems so early for zone 4/5. I'm not going to complain, though, just curious! I'm just so happy to see something growing.