Spring is coming around again and I wanted to share this now so that if you’re interested, it’s the right time to start. I experimented with growing chia seeds from seeds (bought for consumption) last year and they did really well. The only thing I need to figure out is how to efficiently harvest the seeds! Please share your ideas if you have any!
Here are the pictures of the different stages of the chia, from seeds in soil to harvested seeds. You will also note that seeds harvested later turn darker in colour. Even if you skip harvesting the seeds (which is the tedious bit), I think they are worth planting for the beautiful blue flowers that the bees love too! They do need some support as they grow to about 1m high (or a bit more) so growing against the fence or similar might be a good idea.