According to Beautanicals, it is extremely easy to grow chia, and the seeds sprout in as little as three days. Chia grows well in impoverished soil and, once established, requires very little care and water apart from the occasional weeding.
Chia plants grow to around 1 meter tall with large leaves and square, sturdy stems. Once the sage-like flowers have produced in the fall, the seeds can be harvested. Many people find that chewing chia seeds provides a satisfactory experience to the mouth and takes away cravings for more food. As a snack substitute, these seeds are ideal for individuals who are watching their weight.