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What do you do with an overgrown Chia Pet?
Pull the sprouts off when they become unruly and overgrown.
Simply pull them off, and wash the Chia pet well using water and a scrubbing brush. At this point, you can reuse the pet, and plant more Chia seeds.
Can you harvest a Chia Pet?
Chia seeds are easy to harvest from slightly dried flower heads. As the pretty purple flowers of the chia flower stalk start to dry, they will lose their petals. This is the ideal time to harvest. Don't wait until the flower browns, as this will compromise the harvest.
How long do Chia Pet plants last?
Sometimes, the seeds won't sprout.
However, the great thing is the planter can be used indefinitely! That's right. Once you buy a particular Chia Pet, you don't have to buy it again unless something happens to the planter. Also, the planter comes with enough seeds to plant three times.
Can Chia Pets grow outside?
They grow in U.S. Department of Agriculture plant hardiness zones 8 to 11, according to Plants for a Future. It is rather difficult to grow in most areas because it usually is killed by frost before it goes to seed. The plant can be grown indoors, however, whether on a Chia Pet or in a pot.
Do chia seeds mold?
Chia seeds go bad eventually. Even if you store them properly, at some point, they will go rancid, and that's when you throw them out. But if your storage habits aren't all that great, your chia seeds might form clumps, grow mold, or be infested by pantry bugs.
How do you get chia seeds to stick together?
How fast does chia grow?
Chia plants grow quickly, requiring only four months from germination to produce flowers.
Do chia seeds grow grass?
It may also deter them from eating your good houseplants if they have a plant of their own to chew. Chia grass grows very quickly, making it a fast way to decorate your window sills.