Q.Can I Transplant My Chia Plant In October?
I live in Mesa, Arizona. I recently potted an avocado seed in a pot that I had previously grown some chia seeds in. Along with the avocado seed sprouting and growing, a left over chia seed sprouted and began growing as well. The chia seed continued to grow and I eventually transplanted it into its own pot. The chia plant is now 23″ tall. Since it is a spindly plant, I have had to prop it up with a thin stake so that is does not fall over. From reading your article, it appears that I can transplant this chia into my garden outdoors. With this being October, do you think the plant would survive the winter if I transplanted it now? Would it be better to keep the plant indoors and transplant it in the spring? What would you advise? Thanks for your assistance.
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According to the article below, they don't survive through winter, but reseed. So, I would not plant it out till next spring. The seeds would survive the winter, but doubtful the plants would.