What is a Chiba Bong?
Imagine watching your smoking bong sprouting plants and becoming a hilarious garden! This is the big draw for a chiba bong, and you can get it in any shape and size, including celebrities and Star Wars depictions. If you want a bong that blends in your nature-themed room, we have a few great options for you, but first, we need to get to the nitty-gritty.
What is a Chiba Bong?
A chiba bong is a smoking item that lets you grow chiba on it. You’ve probably had a good time looking after a chia pet throughout childhood. The only difference in a chiba bong is the additional smoking purpose. So, unlike that Mario or tortoise chia pet, the bong must have crucial parts to enhance smoking. There must be a section for the downstem and the bowl, a base that holds the water, and a funnel to serve as the mouthpiece. Nonetheless, the chiba bong’s material and surface resemble any other terracotta figurine.
Why Use the Chiba Bong?
The chia pet is unique, from its origin to the “ch-ch-ch-Chia” popular advert. Interestingly, designers are incorporating depictions of the adored pets in clothing lines. So, having a chiba bong is foolproof that your life is not solely focused on smoking but also on nature and art. The chiba represents a symbolic relationship between you and the item. You need the oxygen to survive, while the chiba on your pet needs the carbon dioxide you exhale.
How a Chiba Bong Grows
Enjoying the full benefits of your chiba bong is a process, and you need to adhere to instructions for the sprouts to fully cover the bong and look healthy. Don’t fret. Follow the steps below, and your bare chiba bong will look green within no time.
- Completely submerge the terracotta bong into a bucket of water and soak for 24 hours.
- Soak the seeds for 24 hours. Usually, we use about 60ml of water to soak 5 grams of the seeds. Soaking the seeds will help them form a sticky coating which is crucial when sticking to the bong.
- Remove the bong from the bucket water and fill it with water.
- Evenly spread the chiba seeds over your chiba bong grooves using a spatula, knife, or your hands. If the air is dry and the seeds tend to fall off in the very first days, you can cover them with a plastic bag. Ensure that you leave a space between the pet bong and the bag, or the seeds won’t sprout. Also, remove the bag after three days because the seeds will have started to grow by then.
- Expose the chiba bong to direct sunlight.
How to Maintain the Chiba Bong
In addition to soaking and placing your chiba seeds, you must observe caution during the first days to ensure that you get good results. Any mishandling or dropping of the pet would affect the sprouts’ health and density. Also, it would be best to allow time before you start smoking on the chiba bong to avoid intoxicating the seeds. You must take the following steps to help the sprouts on your pet bong flourish.
- Regularly check the water levels and add when you notice a drop. The refill should be meticulous to avoid direct contact with the seeds, which can easily fall off.
- Regularly drain excess water. Stagnant water may be unhealthy for the sprouts, and within no time, you may start to notice a stench.
- Used bongwater may not be healthy for the growing chia hence the need to drain and refill with fresh water after a sesh.
- Maintain a uniform treatment around the chiba bong. You want a bong uniformly covered with sprouts which can only happen if you water evenly and expose all sides to direct sunlight.
- Watch out for mold. While the white fuzz is normal when the chiba is sprouting, you should reduce it with a gentle misting daily. The fuzzy appearance should disappear after the first week.
- Consider replanting the seeds when the sprouts become overgrown and unruly. The process involves scrubbing off the pet with a brush and washing it. Note that the sprouts may become harder to remove if you wait until they turn brown.
Can I Eat the Sprouts on My Chiba Bong?
Chiba seeds aren’t just for growing on your bong; they’re also edible. Recent findings have positioned these crunchy seeds as a superfood thanks to their fiber, protein, antioxidants, and omega-3 fatty acids. Sure, you can add your remaining seeds to your next meal or buy a separate meal packet.
However, if you’re thinking of preparing a meal from the seeds on your old Chiba bong collecting dust on the shelves, that’s a bad idea. Remember, these are not pre-packaged seeds nor thoroughly cleaned like their store counterparts. Besides, we don’t yet have approval from the FDA about eating from a chiba bong.
Chiba Bong As a Gift
Chiba bongs are widely marketed as great gift options, especially for special events and seasons. Grab one for you or your loved ones at an affordable price and enjoy this holiday season in style.