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Strictly Medicinal Organic Mexican Chia

Brand: Strictly Medicinal    Item Number: SNV7064

$2.99

In Stock! Ships from Northern CA.

$2.99

In Stock! Ships from Northern CA.

Description

Salvia hispanica Mexican Chia. Annual. Native to South America. Makes succulent, bright-green, bushy plants up to 4 feet tall. The seed is made into a stimulating beverage, high in soluble fiber and oil. Regulates sugar metabolism.

  • Plant prefers full sun and mesic soils of moderate fertility. Overmoist and fertile soils can cause much bushiness and little seed production.
  • Sow seed just beneath surface, tamp securely, keep moist until germ, which is rapid, then thin or transplant to 2 foot apart.
  • 90 days to flowers, 120 days to seeds

Certified Organic, 300 seeds/pkt.

Features

  • Attracts Bees/Butterflies
  • Does Not Require Support
  • Open-Pollinated
  • Requires Summer Water

Characteristics

Seed Unit Sizes Seed Pack Organic Status Certified Organic Product
Plant Usage Attracts Bees/Butterflies, Culinary Herb, Medicinal Plant, Ornamental Germination Requirements Light, Warmth
Organic Certifier Oregon Tilth Life Cycle Tender Annual
Planting Time Spring Approximate Harvest Time Late Summer
Ideal Soil Temperature 70-80°F Sun Requirements Full Sun
Useful Plant Part Seed Growth Habit Upright
Starting Location Direct Sow, Start Indoors & Transplant Soil pH 5.1 - 7.5
Seed Unit Sizes Seed Pack
Organic Status Certified Organic Product
Plant Usage Attracts Bees/Butterflies, Culinary Herb, Medicinal Plant, Ornamental
Germination Requirements Light, Warmth
Organic Certifier Oregon Tilth
Life Cycle Tender Annual
Planting Time Spring
Approximate Harvest Time Late Summer
Ideal Soil Temperature 70-80°F
Sun Requirements Full Sun
Useful Plant Part Seed
Growth Habit Upright
Starting Location Direct Sow, Start Indoors & Transplant
Soil pH 5.1 - 7.5

Planting & Care

Soil & Water:Seed prefers sandy, fast draining dry to mesic soil in full sun. Fertilization will promote leafy growth and delay seed production for harvest.

Planting & Growing: Sow in the spring barely covering seed and keep moist and warm until germination (4-8 days). Thin or transplant to 2 feet apart. Also grows well in pots.

Harvesting & Storage:Seeds will be ready for harvest in approximately 120 days.

What You May Need

Shipping Information

Shipping Weight: 0.01 lbs. Dimensions: 5"L x 2.625"W x 0.1"H

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