Saturday, October 4, 2008

Chia Pets

While playing World of Warcraft a friend was going on about grass, i wont say how the conversation went as it was weird but i said to him that maybe he could be a Chia Pet, i got "huh", "a what", and other responses. Made me feel my age so i thought for other people who dont know what a Chia Pet is i would write about them.

A Chia Pet is basically grooved terra cotta figurine body. It came in many shapes like a cat, dog, frog, hippo, a head and many other shapes.

What you do is you got the Chia Pet body and had to soak the body in water for 3 - 5 days, after that you could add the seeds. The seeds the seeds sprout, having formed a gelatinous coat that adheres to the Chia Pet's body. Go to Wikipedia to read more about them

The popularity has since gone but you can still buy Chia Pets to this day.
You could use it to grow fresh herbs, each time you add the new seeds you could choose a different type