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.

Schritt 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)

Schritt 2: HOW TO PLANT CHIA SEEDS IN A KEYBOARD

It is reasonable to see results in as few as 48 hours but real growth can take up to a week. 1 pack of carefully placed seeds would probably be enough but this example I excessively used 3.

If you left this gardening project for a day or two it will likely be ok but daily water spraying is best.

Schritt 3: Adding Soil

Place the keyboard on the table cloth and shake out about 1-2 cups full of soil over it.

Schritt 4: Fork it over. Fork it over!

Try working the dry soil in between the keys with either end of a fork.

Schritt 5: Soak it

Spray the keyboard with some water and try working the soil further in between the keys.(Repeat earlier steps as desired.)

Schritt 6: Seeding your idea

Pinch Chia seeds between your fingers and carefully spread them over the keyboard.

Dry the fork and use it again to push the Chia seeds deeper between the keys no the soil.

Schritt 7: Mo' H20

Heavily spray the whole keyboard again with water.

Schritt 8: This could get messy

Fold one of the plastic bags down to make a shallow drip tray.

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