Amaranth

Amaranth

(Amaranthus sp.) Direct seed or set out young, growing amaranth transplants in rich soil and full sun after danger of frost has passed. Space 2-3 feet apart. Amaranth will tolerate drought, but it is more productive with adequate moisture. Harvest young leaves for greens all summer long. Amaranth seeds mature over a long period, so they must be collected several times for best production. You may also cut the plants and hang them upside down indoors, collecting seeds on a tarp as they fall. (Some threshing may be necessary.) This crop is easy to grow, quite colorful and makes delicious greens and grain. A good ornamental plant for landscaping.

COOK IT! Amaranth Recipes HERE 

GROW IT! Amaranth Growing Tips HERE

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