Quinoa

(Chenopodium quinoa) Quinoa is an annual member of the amaranth family native to the Andes of South America. Its nutritious seeds and leaves have served as a protein rich staple for thousands of years. This truly ancient food crop has become popular across the globe in recent decades. It is a warm season crop and not tolerant to frost, so be careful to ensure that it grows and matures in a frost-free timeframe. Plants prefer full sun. Direct sow seeds after chance of frost has passed. Sow seeds 1/4 inch deep. Ideal germination is 65-75F. Seeds germinate in 7-14 days. Space plants 1-14 inches apart. Provide well-drained soil. Plants are drought tolerant.

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