decide to have a vegetable patch at home is always a dilemma. Starting because we don’t know what floors you vegetables can enjoy the space we have, which varies most of the timesBecause each person live in a different place. However, the truth is that once we take the decision, there is no turning back, because it is always exciting to reap what was sown at some point in the past.
We are only a few days away from saying goodbye to winter and with the springa new and perfect time is coming to plant new plants, which we can harvest in weeks or perhaps a few months, in order to eat healthier and entertain ourselves away from cell phones in a hobby that can literally bear fruit and also improve our situation food in terms of nutrition.
And speaking of nutritiondo not think that everything depends on the teas, vegetables, fruit and vegetables. There are some seedsthat can also help us complement our diet, thanks to all the vitamins and even proteins that they may contain. A clear examplewithout a doubt it is the chia seed. Yes, the one you can use in your Waterin some desserts or even some juices Or until cereals.
What benefits does chia have?
The chia It is quite easy to grow, it has many nutrients and also the plant It looks pretty and for that alone it deserves its place in your urban garden. It can provide you with linolenic acid (LNA) and linoleic acid (LA). Both essential fatty acids attract oxygen and help cell membranes to be flexible and fluid, as well as strengthen our immune system to help protect our bodies from viruses, bacteria and allergies.
Since most people’s bodies are not that rich in fatty acids, all of this can result in tired muscles, fatigueas well as a wide variety of health problems. For this reason, its consumption is highly recommended. And what better than having them in your own home? And because of this, we will show you how it is possible for you to start growing it so that you always have it available at home.
Before you choose where you can plant seeds of chia or transplant your seedlings, it is important that you have a realistic expectation of the size of a mature chia plant. Keep in mind that chia is not a ground-hugging plant like mint, and it grows much taller than larger parsley, sage, or rosemary plants. The soil must have very good sewer system since the seed, being native to the center and south of Mexico where it does not rain too much. It is also a plant that needs sun. So you better get to work!
What do you need?
- dried chia flowers
- 1 plastic bag
How is it done?
Lightly clear an area of your garden by weeding and raking or, if you only have a few seeds, simply loosen the soil with your fingers.
Spread some seeds on the soil and gently rub them to cover them.
- Water the seeds daily, and within a week or so you can expect to see chia sprouts.
- It is important then to thin out the crop by removing a large part of the young plants so that the others can grow to a good size.