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Amaranthus (In Production)
Amaranthus (In Production)

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It is an annual and needs warm weather to seed. It needs full sun. It does well in containers. It does better if fertilized twice in a season. Water plants once or twice a week. Each plant is capable of producing 40,000 to 60,000 seeds. It resists heat and drought and has no major disease problems. It is among the easiest of plants to grow.

Comments Warnings : Young leaves are cooked as a spinach. Rich in vitamins and minerals, they have a mild flavour. Seed can be eaten raw or cooked. They can be used as a cereal substitute and also popped in much the same way as popcorn. The whole plant contains tannin and is astringent and is used for medicinal and culinary purposes. However it is important that you do not use with chemical fertilizers as it affects the purity of the plant. See link for details. PFAF.