What are the pros? Fast growing, beautiful colors
What are the cons? None
These plants were a breeze to grow and a great conversation piece for an urban rooftop garden. Seeds germinated quickly using a cold frame in March, grew well to six inches in small containers, absolutely exploded to nearly five feet once transplanted into a 30 gallon planter box, and were ready to harvest by the first week of July..The eight plants I grew had seed heads ranging from peach tones to an almost psychedelic deep pink. The plants that trended toward the redder side produced an absolutely spectacular change of color as they matured. I ended up with slightly over a pound of grain, but I assumed up front that a container planting might be less than ideal. I might not grow these again next year, but I would recommend them to anyone with a yard or with kids interested in gardening. They are fascinating plants that literally grow before your eyes.
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