Maintaining an edible garden of herbs provides you with self-sufficiency and beautifies your landscape. A hardy and perennial herb such as chives introduces season after season of fresh flavors and beautiful flowering tops. Plant chive seeds in fertile, sunny soil.
Choose a spot in your yard that receives full sunlight throughout the day. The border of a flower bed makes an ideal spot for chives.
Prepare a 2-by-2-foot square by turning the ground with a hand trowel or shovel.
Add 5 cups of potting soil and 5 cups of kitchen compost to the 2-by-2-foot square of turned earth.
Mix the enriched soil contents together thoroughly with a hand trowel.
Scatter a couple dozen of the small black chive seeds over the surface of the enriched soil.
Water the area once every four days, administering approximately 3 inches of water each time. The seeds germinate in 7 to 13 days and produce fragrant and flavorful shoots within 30 days.