Site and Soil
Most soils, partial shade or full sun.
Plant to Harvest Time
Where To Grow Chives
Chives will grow in almost all soils, the ideal one being well-dug with the addition of well-rotted compost or organic material. Work in a handful or two of bonemeal per square metre (yard). Chives are not greedy feeders, so it is not necessary to feed throughout the year if the soil has been prepared as described.
Full sun or partial shade suit them equally well, and although they are fairly tolerant of drought, don’t plant them in very dry places.