Growing plants is always a challenge, whether it's an outdoor garden or the herbs in your kitchen window. This chia herb garden review makes it possible for anyone to have their own fresh herbs on their kitchen windowsill or tabletop with very little effort. It's also a great gift idea for the green thumb in your life.
The seeds of the chia plant (Salvia hispanica or Salvia columbariae) are incredibly nutritious, containing calcium, magnesium, iron and zinc among other things. They are popular in smoothies and overnight oats, but they also make for a healthy snack. They are an annual herb that is closely related to sage and other plants in the Lamiaceae family, so the chia plant grows like any other sage-like plant would.
These plants are relatively easy to grow, though they require a long growing season and are not very tolerant of frost. They are also susceptible to root rot if the soil is not loosened before planting and should be planted in well-draining media like sandy or loamy potting soil.
This kit is a fantastic way to get started with these tasty herbs. It includes four terra cotta pots, plant markers and six different herb seed packets: dill (Anethum graveolens), sweet basil (Ocimum basilicum), chives (Allium schoenoprasum), rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis), parsley (Petroselinum crispum) and cilantro (Coriandrum sativum). The reusable herb pots can be planted in a sunny windowsill, counter or, weather permitting, on a patio or balcony. A detailed directions booklet is also included.