Heirloom and Open-pollinated seeds
  • Chia


    Salvia hispanica

    Min Qty: 1 g

    Description: An annual member of the mint family, plants can grow to 6' with blue and white flower spikes.

    Planting Instructions: 120 days Start seeds indoors 6-8 weeks before last frost or direct seed in rich, well-drained soil and rake in. Keep moist until seeds germinate in about 1 week. Thin or transplant to 1.5-2' apart when they are 2-3" high. Begin harvesting when most of the petals have fallen off. Cut entire seed head and keep in a paper bag to complete drying. Separate the seeds from the seed heads by rubbing between your hands. Chia requires short days to force blooms, so an early frost may shut down the plants before they can come to seed in cooler climates.