After seeing examples of a keyboard plant prank online I decided to take a shot at it myself. I was committed to the idea of using Chia Pet seeds but struggled to find the ones referenced most online.

A green thumbed expert at my local garden center proposed using Chia seeds and potting soil instead. She went on to explain the rest of what I’m going to share with you in the details to follow. As a non-gardener I doubted I could make this work as well as I wanted but she knew exactly how to achieve the result I described. I’m grateful for her advice and hope you’ll enjoy the same success I did following her suggestions.

Step 1: SETUP

Here is the list of things to have on hand before you begin:

  • 1 Keyboard1 small bag of Schultz Potting Soil
  • a fork
  • spray bottle with water
  • 1-3 packs of Mc Fayden Select Chia seeds
  • a table cloth / space to make a muddy mess
  • 2 large plastic bagsPaper towels (JIC)

<p>Well now I know what to do with all those old keyboards stacked around! ;-)</p>
<p>If you pop out the keys and THEN add all of this. you should be able to pack it down so that no one sees the grass until it grows :)</p>
Too funny!
I didn't cut the cord end off but that's a good safety suggestion (just in case).
<p>From where to get the soil?</p>
I'd disconnect and insulate the cable ends to prevent damage if someone plugged it in. Or is this a non-issue?
this would work very well in my sales dept! HILARIOUS! being that one does have a couple plants in their office and frequently out for a few days at a time. nicely written too!
<p>Looks great. xD</p>
What a green concept. Looks so out of place and brilliant.
You should've Done it with a mouse and named the instructable 'How to raise a mouse'
<p>This is so funny! I have several old keyboards laying around, thanks for the fun idea!</p>

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