Friday, December 18, 2009

Ch-Ch-Ch-Chia Update

There you have it. Our fully grown Chia Christmas tree. Not exactly what I was expecting. But the star is really pretty, don't you think?

I'm not sure what happened. I read and re-read the instructions. I did all that I was required to do and yet the outcome was not as anticipated. There are bare spots up top and a furry trunk below. The growth is uneven and unruly.

I'm not disappointed though. It was a new experience. And if I really wanted to try this again, there are more seeds in the packet. Simply pull off the old growth and start the process again, Chia claims.

I think I'll pass. The future of our Chia tree is unknown but if it starts smelling stronger than it does now, its days are numbered. That's right, the Chia smells and I don't mean like a breath of Mother Nature.

So if you're still wondering if the Chia Christmas tree would be a great gift for someone you love, consider what I've written and take a second look at the photo above.

I said in my earlier post that the Chia is many things but it is not inspiring. Maybe that's not exactly true. Expecting one thing and getting another but being OK with the outcome is a good lesson to learn any way you can learn it.


  1. This experience may be a bit disappointing, but it is also unforgettable!

  2. Great tree! Almost as good as Charlie Brown's tree. Maybe you should try Chia Obama next. HA HA HA! :) Love your positive attitude...and that you looked for the lesson in this disappointing adventure!

    Just visiting your blog for the first time. I will be back.

    God's blessings and Merry Christmas.

  3. I think sprouted chia seeds r healthy. You should eat it!

  4. I agree the star is beautiful!