I don’t have a green thumb, but a Chia plant sounds like a great plant to try. Does this plant grow back year after year from the roots? Or does it have to be replanted? Are there any uses for the roots that you’re aware of?


I’ve always started with seed each year, often self-seeded. Roots and stalks become pig food or compost. I’m not aware of other uses. Please let me know if you successfully grow a second harvest from the same plant.

Updated on February 19, 2018

Original Article:

How I Grow and Harvest Organic Chia Seeds
By LongTimeMother