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Salvia columbariae

Grow your own superfood! When mixed with water, the seeds of chia make an edible gel prized as an energy booster. The dramatic plant sports blue flower spikes atop deeply textured leaves. Native to southwestern North America, Chia is a traditional food of the regions' ancient cultures, and is now known to be an excellent source of omega-3 fatty acids, protein and nutrients with many medicinal uses.

Calendar Days to Harvest: 120

07957 Pack, Herb, Chia
3500 seeds $ 3.49
  • Heirloom (Open Pollinated)
  • Color: Blue flowers
  • Size: 3-4 foot plant
  • Hardiness: Tender Annual
  • Sun: Full
  • Water: Moderate
  • Seed Planting Depth: 0.25"
  • Plant spacing within a row: 24"-36"
  • Special Instructions:
    Plants need short daylength (12 hours) to initiate seed development, so it is difficult to produce seeds in the north.
Start From Seed: Detailed instructions for direct seeding, or starting seeds indoors and transplanting.
Fill a shallow tray with 1/2 inch of sterile sowing medium. Sow seeds thickly on the surface and keep moist.
Growing Conditions: Growing seasons, soil types, water and fertility requirements.
Grow in indirect light
Pest Prevention: Organic solutions to common problems.
Harvest: Is it ready yet? When to harvest and how to store your garden produce.
Harvest in 12-14 days.
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