What are the pros? I eat hot Amaranth seed cereal
What are the cons? gluten free
I love this seed crop: I harvested 150 lbs of A. seed last summer. "Prepper" crop.
I intercropped it with Potatoes(early crop) as A. is a late summer crop . Plant when warm.
Seed plumes snap off in late summer/early fall
Fold seed heads into a tarp
Drive over the tarp with a vehicle
Shake/bang seed heads in a collection barrel
Filter collected seeds and chaff through big holed sieve, get rid of large chaff
Drizzle through a winnowing fan into a collection barrel, get rid of small chaff
Lay out on table to dry for a few days - with fan to help dry (may see some moth larva)
Drizzle through a winnowing fan again
Filter through a fine sieve
Store in cool or cold place, I used it all year till past the next harvest.
Note-how far you take cleaning is up to you, the whole plant can be eaten.
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