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Growing Amaranth, also Love-lies-bleeding

Jan F M A M J J A S O N Dec
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(Best months for growing Amaranth in New Zealand - cool/mountain regions)

P = Sow seed

September: Sow after frost

  • Sow in garden. Sow seed at a depth approximately three times the diameter of the seed. Best planted at soil temperatures between 64°F and 86°F. (Show °C/cm)
  • Space plants: 20 inches apart
  • Harvest in 7-8 weeks.
  • Compatible with (can grow beside): Onions, corn, peppers, egg plant, tomatoes
  • Amaranth flowering
    Amaranth flowering

Amaranth sp are frequently grown as flower plants and have many colour variations.

Amaranth tricolor is known as Chinese spinach and has an insignificant flower.

Needs a warm sunny position. Avoid heavy soils. Poor germination rates are common

Culinary hints - cooking and eating Amaranth

Both leaves and seeds can be used. Excessive intake is not recommended .
Suggestions for use and warnings can be found here http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amaranth

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05 Jan 11, Liz (Australia - temperate climate)
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