(Best months for growing Amaranth in New Zealand - cool/mountain regions)
P = Sow seed
September: Sow after frost
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
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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