Wednesday, December 26, 2007

The gift all gardeners eventually receive

Alternative blog post title: The sing-song ditty that's going to be stuck in your head the rest of the day

I've always been intrigued by them. In an odd, weird way. Haven't you? How does the Chia Pet magic work? Don't fret. I'll debunk the Chia Pet myths here and post their progress. By the way, it's somewhat complicated. But I'm determined to only lead to success in my new Chia Pet endeavors. Here we go.

First, soak your Chia planter.
soak your chia planter

Let it soak overnight. Don't worry, it won't drown. The Chia Pet's porous surface is soaking up that moisture for the seeds you'll soon implant in its grooves. Next, soak your seeds.
soak your chia seeds

While they're soaking, gaze at the sweet, soft plushy that came in your Chia box and remind yourself it's not a dog toy. It's your toy. Tell that to the dog.
when you grow up, you'll look like this

After everything has soaked, put your Chia planter in the plastic tray you left in the box, and fill the hole on its top all the way up with water. Get used to that little chore because you're going to have to do it every day for god knows how long.
make sure it's always filled with water

Next, rub the squishy soaked jelly like seed mixture all over the planter. "It rubs itself with the lotion." No no no. Don't say that. Get the seeds into the grooves. Don't gross out.

I said rub it everywhere. Get to really know your Chia planter.
talk to this

Now wait. And fill it with water every day, mist it with water too, if you like. Set it in a sunny place, and hope it doesn't rot and start to smell.

I'll let you know how it goes, okay?


purpletwinkie said...

cha cha cha chia

Syd said...

The ditty that comes close to being as irritating, is The Clapper.

patti_cake said...

I have always been curious about these, thanks for de-bunking without me having to do the gross stuff LOL

Rozanne said...

Good luck on finding a sunny place.

Has your Christmas amaryliss (I have no idea how to spell that and I'm not looking it up right now!) bloomed yet? I assume not, since we've not seen a photo. There certainly wasn't much sun this month.

The Recovering Straight Girl said...

Darcy got us one of those last year for Christmas. I really liked it, HG threw it away after it grew in.

Cuisine Bonne Femme said...

A friend of mine once wrote a song:

"I wanna be your chia pet
I wanna grow when I get wet
I wanna sit upon your ledge
I just wanna sit all day and veg

Cha-cha-cha-chia pet!"

Repeat 3x times

Enjoy your new friend Lelo...

ToadyJoe said...

Ooo I can't wait!