Chives are an easy-to-grow, grass-like perennial herb in the same family as onion and garlic. Chives have a mild onion flavour that tastes great in salads or as a soup garnish.
Chives attract bees and other pollinators at the same time it seems to repel other insects.
Chives are a common garden herb grown for the table, but they also make a good ornamental plant for rock gardens or borders. They also grow well in pots and can be overwintered indoors or positioned on a windowsill year-round to allow for continual harvest.
Chives thrive in a full sun location Although they tolerate light shade, the flower display will be less impressive in shady locations. To produce the best harvest, you'll want to plant chives in soil that is well-draining, rich and moist—the same conditions under which onions thrive. To achieve an impressive harvest, make sure chives are kept consistently moist throughout the growing season.