(Salvia hispanica) We have been working with Chia for about 5 years now. Although most cultivars are zone 9-12 (much warmer climates), we have been acquiring seed by letting only the strongest plants survive and reproduce. We initially figured this project was a loss the first year, but to our surprise, the plant started popping up in our garden. Have patience with this one! Press seed into soil surface. 100 seeds/pkt.