Direct seed in spring 1” apart, 1/4” deep. Keep weed free.
Cut chives with scissors anytime 1-2 inches above the soil.
Chives are perennial plants that produce seed reliably each year, but require cold exposure for vernalization and may not produce seed until the second year. They are cross-pollinated, so maintain at least five plants for seed saving. They are the only crop in the species Allium schoenoprasum, so isolation shouldn’t be a concern. Seeds are viable for 2 years. Can also be propagated by dividing the bulbs.