Planting: Start indoors 6 weeks before last frost date. Sow seed 1⁄2 inch deep in pots or flats of soil mix. Germination is very slow (7-14 days). Constant moisture, darkness and warm temperatures are required. When seedlings are 4 weeks old, transplant in the garden in full sun.
Growing: Chives should be divided every 3 years. Leaves can be snipped when plants are 6 inches tall. You should not cut closer than 2 inches from the ground, since the plants need some leaves to keep growing.