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Old 11-10-2018, 11:13 AM
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I just had a lightbulb moment! I have been wanting to make trays of wheat grass for my little guy, so I picked up a bag of organic planting soil! But I have been weary of starting this, because of the concern of mold! As we all know, Chia seeds are so easy to grow, you can grow them on a rock!
Me thinks this should be a winner!
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Re: Chia seeds as plants

I have plants in my home..I don't feed them to the bird though. Are you worried about mold in the soil or on the plant?
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Old 11-10-2018, 11:38 AM
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Re: Chia seeds as plants

To take it so far as the plant, I’m not sure. It’s a Salvia, which is a mint relative, but Salvia as edible can be hit or miss.

But as a sprout? Absolutely! Just soak for 4 hours and serve. Note they are mucilagenous, so when you soak them, they release a mucus type coating - not something people are used to seeing. This coating is not harmful.
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To take it so far as the plant, Iím not sure. Itís a Salvia, which is a mint relative, but Salvia as edible can be hit or miss.

But as a sprout? Absolutely! Just soak for 4 hours and serve. Note they are mucilagenous, so when you soak them, they release a mucus type coating - not something people are used to seeing. This coating is not harmful.
Good point about the possible toxicity! As far as the mucus coating I learned about that the hard way! I live about five minutes away from work and I grabed a big handful and threw it in my mouth and started chewing it! By the time I got to work my teeth were completely coated I couldnít get it out of my lips, it was interesting walking in!
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Re: Chia seeds as plants

And doing some research, everything that I find says that they are safe!
https://preparednessmama.com/growing...-chia-sprouts/
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I have plants in my home..I don't feed them to the bird though. Are you worried about mold in the soil or on the plant?
I am so sorry I didnít reply to this question! Mold in the soil is my concern! Not sure if I am acting like an over protective parent who does not want their child into a playground where there are other children! Or if this is a valid concern!
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Nope, not a concern of you have properly tended plants. don’t worry about it.
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