Got the seeds, now, let'em shoot!
Balcony or terrace
One step at a time, with a lil water and light.
Sow the seeds 0.5 cm deep in well composted soil
Space the seeds at 20cm by 15 cm
Germination will take place in 6-8 days
Harvest in 30-35 days from sowing
Good things take time and care
Why is my Amaranthus plant not growing?
Improper growing conditions such as a growing medium deficit in nutrients or improper spacing between the plants can harm the growth of your Amaranth. Make sure you use a good growing medium when planting the seeds.
Why are my Amaranthus seedlings turning soft and wilting?
Damping off could be the reason why your seedlings are wilting. Damping off is a disease which is most severe under conditions of high moisture , overcrowding and poor ventilation. Damping off leads to wilting of seedlings and these seedlings eventually die. Spray fungicides on young seedlings to avoid damping off.
Why are my Amaranthus seedlings not germinating?
Improper growing conditions like over watering/ under watering, not enough sunlight or sowing in the seeds too deep can all affect the germination process of your amaranth seeds. Make sure you are following the sowing and growing instructions correctly to ensure successful germination.
All the plant gossip, through the grapevine. Pun intended
An integral part of Indian vegetarian food menu, they can be used in a variety of ways. Amaranthus leaves are so high in vitamin A, which is the antioxidant vitamin, that it meets 97% of your Daily Recommended value in a single cup. Green Amaranthus has been used in ancient Ayurveda to treat diarrhoea. It is high in iron content because of which it is helpful to people with anaemia. Because of its high dietary fibre amount, it may reduce cholesterol risks.
Amaranthus leaves have only 28 calories in a cup consisting of 2.79g protein, 5.43g carbohydrate, negligible fat, calcium in 27.60% of Recommended Daily Value, iron in 37% or RDV, potassium at 18% RDV and magnesium at 17% RDV. Besides these the Amaranthus green also contains various vitamins and amino acids
1.Amaranthus has two varieties – green and red
2.Amaranthus green has the highest concentration of vitamin K amongst all leafy vegetables.
3.Amaranthus green is sometimes called pigweed.
4.Amaranthus green was cultivated by Aztec as far back as 8000 years ago.
Water your green Amaranthus when the top layer of soil is dry.
Feed the green Amaranthus once in six weeks with a balanced 10-10-10 fertiliser.
Sow Amaranthus seeds at the start of summer, in April or May.
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