What are the pros? Towering colour in poor soils
What are the cons? Can fall over at max height
I tried this as alternative to Spinach, Kale & Swiss Chard as caterpillar attacks devastated previous crops. Amaranth is just ignored by pests and grows brilliantly in poor soils and with scant attention and the leaves taste like a cross between Spinach & Swiss Chard.
I sowed too many seeds, which led to a belt of towering colour amidst the veg plot but shall collect the seed to store and cook as a breakfast cereal. I will also plant as a border flower next year as the greens change to deep burgundy colour that will enliven otherwise dull green backdrops at the rear of borders. The plants would benefit from some shelter of other plants or structures, as some of the plants I grew in a block have been dashed by rains and wind but overall, a really different flower & vegetable in one easy-grow plant.
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