This is a Perennial. Narrow, grass-like leaves have mild onion-like flavor
You can either start chives in seed trays or you can direct sow them into the soil.
If sowing in a seed tray simply start them indoors 10 to 12 weeks before setting them in the garden. Keep soil moist and at a temperature around 60 to 70 degrees until they emerge. Chives can be tricky and can take up to 3 weeks to germinate if conditions are right. They should emerge in 14 to 21 days. Make sure they can receive daily light once they have sprouted. Once danger of frost has past plant them in rich well drained soil about 8 to 12 inches apart.
If direct sowing only plant them only after danger of frost has past. Plant seeds in rich well drained soil. Once they emerge thin down to one plant every 8 to 12 inches or so. Harvest and enjoy.