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How to grow Amaranth seeds
Amaranth plants grow well in average to rich, well-draining soil with equal amounts of nitrogen and phosphorus. Like most tropical vegetable crops, it needs full sun to do well.. Amaranth seeds are very fine, so generally, the seeds are sprinkled over a prepared area after mixing with sand at a ratio of 1 to 1. Amaranth seeds can be started ion seedling trays or grown straight from your home garden soil.Once the amaranth seeds have sprouted, they should be thinned to about 3-5 cm apart.
What is Amaranth Seeds?
Sometimes called Chinese spinach, amaranth leafy greens ranges from yellowish green to dark green and red color. Amaranth leaves and stems are extremely nutritious delivering protein, iron and calcium, as well as vitamins A and C. Chinese cuisine typically prefers the red-leaf varieties and includes them in soups, sometimes serving the cooked leaves separately. In India, Taiwan and Japan, the lighter varieties are more popular. In Western cuisine, Amaranth can be substituted in any recipe for spinach. Young leaves are tasty and beautiful in salads , delicious lightly stir fry of the young plants is one of the many top dishes in Chinese cuisine.
How to Harvest Amaranth Leaves
The leaves on an amaranth plant can be used at any time. Just like other greens, the smaller the leaf, the more tender it is, but larger leaves have a more developed flavor. Grows up to 30-40 cm tall.Widely grown for its fast maturity and tenderness of its stem and leaves. Baby leaves suitable for salad or harvest around 20 days to stir fry with garlic.
Amaranth Seeds to Exotic Flower
Amaranth Seeds can be grown to become flower arrangements for your bed or borders. The long, rope like Amaranth flowers cascade to the ground from tall, erect branching stems.