Description For Amaranth Seeds (Chawli Bhaji)
How to grow Amaranth (Chawli bhaji) from Seeds:Introduction and Uses: By consuming amaranth on a regular basis, you could prevent the deficiency of vital Vitamins, Iron and Potassium. Amaranth Tonic is used to cure bleeding gums, nose, lungs, piles and excessive menstruation. Amaranth is known to aid vision disorders and respiratory infections. When consumed as a fresh juice with honey it relieves Chronic Bronchitis and Asthma.
Botanical Name: Amaranthus
Sowing Season: Throughout the year. Best grown in summers.
Sowing method: Sow the seeds directly in raised beds or containers.
Growing container: Use a shallow container with a minimum depth of 5 inches & bigger spread area (according to available space & requirement) like trays or crates.
Growing medium: 2 part Garden Soil & 1 part any Organic Manure or 1 part garden soil, 1 part Coco Peat & 1 part Vermicompost.
Steps for seed sowing (Seed starting) in a container:
How to take care for Amaranth (Chawli bhaji):Note: Amaranth plants are very hardy and can tolerate average conditions. They need minimal care.
Sunlight: Amaranth can tolerate full sunlight as well as partial sunlight.
Watering technique: Water your Amaranth container / raised bed every day in the form of a light shower with watering. Sprinklers can be placed outdoors.
Manuring: As mentioned earlier, add good quality organic manure in the soil with 2:1 ratio before sowing seeds. Organic manure can be well rotten cow dung manure, farmyard manure, compost or vermicompost.
Plant care: Always look for the early signs of any insect/fungal/ any other infections. Spray appropriate medicines as soon as any symptoms of such diseases are spotted.
Harvesting: About 21 days after sowing, Amaranth tender leaves can be harvested by cutting them using a scissor and leaving the basal stem of the plant for the next harvest. This way you can harvest Amaranth for 4-5 times in intervals of 18 days.
Note: If not harvested early, Amaranth plant starts growing tall with its old leaves & thick stem. It will eventually flower at the top. Sometimes Amaranth plant is allowed to grow like this to harvest edible ‘Amaranth gains’.
Microgreens: If you plan to grow microgreen Amaranth, grow it indoors in flat containers. Sow-scatter the seeds in a crowded manner. You can harvest it in 10-15 days by uprooting the baby plants.
|No.of Seeds||Approx. 7200 to 8000 Seeds in 10 gm, 72000 to 80000 Seeds in 100 gm, 180000 to 200000 Seeds in 250 gm|
|Net Weight||10 gm to 250 gm|
|Seed Rate||5 to 8 Kg/Ha|
|Spacing (Row to Row X Plant to Plant)||15 cm - 20 cm|
|Germination Time||6 to 8 days from sowing|
|Fertilizer||Vegetable Mix 5 g Per Plant | Organic - Neemcake or vermicompost 10 g Per Plant|
|Season of Sowing||All year Round|
|Yield||10 to 15 Ton / Ha.|
|Packing Weight||16 g to 250 g|
|Packing Height||15 cm|
|Packing Width||10 cm|
|Packing Depth||1 cm|