Chives are easy to grow from seeds. Can be grown inside the house all year around. The flavoursome leaves are widely used in modern dishes. Sow seeds from April to July, thinly, 1-1.5 cm deep in rows about 20cm apart in light, well-drained, fertile soil, which has been finely raked. Can be sown and grown inside all year around in small pots. Can be treated as a 'cut and come again' crop. Thin out the seedlings when large enough to handle, leave a few centimetres between plants. Sunny position recommended. Enjoy the the edible purple flowers as a decoration in any salads or summer soups.