The seeds won’t begin to sprout until after a week of watering. The Chia Pet won’t reach its maximum height until about 4 to 6 weeks of growing.
Can you grow other seeds on a Chia Pet?
When the seeds sprout, they look like fur or hair. When the sprouts die, you simply add more Chia seeds. You can also use another type of tiny plant, such as alfalfa, grass, or thyme.
What else can I grow on a Chia Pet?
You can also use the sprouts in sandwiches and salads. When the time comes to replant your Chia pet, try another type of plant, such as: alfalfa, basil, marjoram, thyme, or timothy. The air tends to be dry especially during winter.
Can I eat my Chia Pet?
CHIA PET SEEDS ARE EDIBLE (BUT YOU STILL SHOULDN’T EAT THEM). You can purchase foods containing chia seeds in grocery stores, or buy them separately at health food stores and cook with them.
How long do chia pets stay alive?
Your Chia Pet should last about 2 weeks. Once the chia seeds have run their course, it’s easy enough to peel the layer off. Wash away any residual seeds, allow your Chia Pet to dry for a couple of days, and store it or go through the process again!
Are Chia plants poisonous?
B. Chia Pets use the plant Salvia which is in the watercress family and a check of a very complete toxic plant list states that Salvia is non-toxic, so the seeds and the plant (once grown) should be safe.
How much is chia pet worth?
Ever since the Chia Pet hit stores in the 1970s, gadget company Joseph Enterprises sells 500,000 of the grow-it-yourself creatures every year. Profits are undisclosed, but each Chia sells for $16. The pets stay relevant.
Can chia seeds grow in your stomach?
Because of its high soluble fiber content, chia seeds can absorb up to 10–12 times their weight in water, becoming gel-like and expanding in your stomach (8).
Does Walmart sell Chia Pets?
Chia Pet – Chia Pet Unicorn – Easy to Do and Fun to Grow, Novelty Gift As Seen on TV – Walmart.com – Walmart.com.
Is there a Donald Trump Chia Pet?
MULTIPLE USES: Chia Planters can be washed and replanted indefinitely. The fun never stops with ch-ch-ch-chia pets!
David Nilsen is the former editor of Fourth & Sycamore. He is a member of the National Book Critics Circle. You can find more of his writing on his website at davidnilsenwriter.com and follow him on Twitter as @NilsenDavid.