Amaranthus blitum seed
This is a amaranth that is used widely in dishes. Can be grown as a micro green for salads or the seeds ground into a nutritious flour. Has green leaf, green stem.
How to Grow?
Amaranth grows extremely well in warm climates. It is fast growing and can be harvested 30-40 days after sowing. You can also rake multiple harvests by the cut-and-grow-again method. Sow seeds in well drained soil best (April – May) about 4 inches apart. Seeds are very small and will germinate best at temperature above 65 F under dark conditions. Thin plants during the growth if necessary and thinning’s can be eaten. Fertilizers can be used but not really needed.