Chia is easy to grow and is favored for its health benefits, including high levels of omega oils, amino acids and proteins. Harvest close to the root for maximum yield. Mucilaginous.
Chia Seeds: salvia hispanica
Seeding: Approx 1 Oz of Chia seeds for a 10"x20" tray
Seed Presoak: No (mucilaginous)
Growing Medium: hydropoinic or soil
Preferred Medium: hydroponic
Germination Rate: high
Germination Time: 2 to 3 days
Microgreens Harvest time: 8 to 12 days
Microgreens Ideal Harvest: 10 days
Baby Salad Harvest: not recommended
Micro Greens Color: green leaves
Micro Greens Flavor: earthy
- Garnishes & sandwiches
- Survival food storage
Notes & Growing Tips: Chia is a mucilaginous seed, which means that when it gets wet, it develops a sticky, jelly like coating. It needs to be kept damp, so mist the seeds regularly every 12 hours. Chia microgreens are amazingly easy to grow and develop into a beautiful soft canopy with a pleasant smell. Chia is favored for its health benefits, including high levels of omega oils, amino acids and proteins. Chia greens are very small so harvest close to the soil line for maximum yield.
GROWING CHIA MICRO-GREENS
SOAKnoThe amount of time your seeds should soak in cool water. Soaking is how we begin the sprouting process in most cases.
RINSE / DRAINnoHow often your seeds should be watered. Rinsing thoroughly and then draining as much water as possible are key components to growing great sprouts.
PLANTDay 1Approximate time you will plant your crop if growing Grass, Greens, or Micro-Greens, after soaking your seeds. If your seeds do not soak they will get planted right off the bat.
HARVEST5-14 daysThe time it takes to grow a finished Sprout, or other crop (Micro-Greens, Grass, Greens) from a dry Seed. Note: This "finished" Sprout is our preference. you may grow them for as long as you want! In fact, we suggest that you taste them at every rinse to discover when you like them best.