PlantsAmaranthusAmaranthus

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Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Annual
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Uses: Salad greens
Propagation: Seeds: Sow in situ
Start indoors

tall garden hybrid- note top of 5'4'' head for reference

The Top 25 Annuals, Selected by ATP MembersThe Top 25 Annuals, Selected by ATP Members
By dave on January 18, 2014

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Location: my garden Date: 2012-09-18
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Date: 2013-09-09
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Location: My Northeastern Indiana Gardens - Zone 5bDate: 2014-06-17Young plants from seed started indoors 2014-04-06. Sown as 'Josep
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Location: my garden Date: 2015-09-11
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Location: central IllinoisDate: 5-15-19
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Location: HoustonDate: 2014-05-18
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Posted by Calif_Sue (Sebastopol, CA - Zone 9a) on Dec 7, 2013 3:29 PM

Amaranth plants are easy to grow and make delicious greens and grains, as well as being wonderful ornamental plants in the garden. The seeds are known to be one of the most complete proteins available from any plant.

Direct sow when soil is warm, barely covering the tiny seeds. Thin to 1-2 feet apart. They often self seed. They can also be started indoors and transplanted once the weather is warmer.

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