Chives are easy to grow and thrive in a number of garden places, including borders and containers. Start seeds indoors as early as March 1, keep watered but not wet. Transplant outdoors in clumps when chives are about 3", as soon as the soil can be worked. Alternately, direct sow outdoors as soon as soil can be worked an a weed free area. Chives will grow slowly at first, but once established are extremely hearty and fast growing. For best culinary quality, cut chives, one established, every week or two. The chive flowers are edible as well, but should be cut when soft and pink if you are planning on eating them.