(Allium schoenoprasum). Finely chopped raw chives are sprinkled on foods to give a delicate onion flavor. Sow seeds inside and transplant in the early spring. Cover seeds lightly. Likes rich, moist soil. Lavender flowers. Grow chives in your windowsill garden. Plants are about 12" tall. Approximately 170 seeds per 1/32 ounce packet.