Herbs are easy to grow, and there is room for a few in everyone’s garden. If you don’t have a suitable garden plot, they will grow happily in containers. Most herbs originated in the Mediterranean countries and grow best in full sun.
In the Garden
Chives grow to a height of 4 to 24 inches, with mauve, pink, or purple flowers that bloom on the tips of the leaves in early summer. The leaves are long, green, and tubular.
Sow seeds directly in the garden in spring when the air temperature is at least 65[degrees]F. They can also be started earlier indoors. Chives grow best when they are planted at least 6 inches from other plants in fertile, moist soil in a mostly sunny location. Water well throughout spring and summer. Harvest the leaves throughout the growing season. Harvest the flowers when they are fully open but before the color fades and cut chives back after flowering to encourage new leaf growth.