Famous for its use in Chia Pets, this herb seed is also consumed for many health benefits. The plant, which derives from the mint family, has fuzzy dark green leaves and can grow quite tall if grown in favorable conditions with enough heat.
How to Grow Chia Plant From Seed
# 1 | Chia seeds should be sprouted indoors for best results. Place chia seeds in a tray and moisten them with water, Cover the tray and keep it at a temperature of 75-85 degrees F.
# 2 | Once the seeds reach about 1/2 inch in length, you may plant the seeds outdoors, 4-6 weeks prior to the last frost. Sprinkle the seeds across the surface of the soil (preferably dry soil), in a location that they will receive full sun.
# 3 | In perfect conditions, chia seeds can sprout as quickly as 2 days! But you should start to see seedlings anywhere from 3-15 days.
#4| Chia should not be watered regularly unless drought conditions persist.