Description For Green Amaranthus Seeds (Green Math)
How to grow Green Amaranth (Green Math) from SeedsIntroduction and Uses: The leafy veggie is a treasure trove of iron, vitamins and minerals. The juice extracted from this superfood is helpful in treating diarrhoea. Packed with carbohydrates, vitamins, proteins and minerals, it eases digestion, regulates menstruation flow and helps in weight management. High in iron content and dietary fibre, Amaranth is good for anaemic patients. The amino acids called lysine assist in fighting against free radicals.
Botanical Name: Amaranthus Viridis.
Sowing Season: Throughout the year. Best grown in summers.
Sowing method: Seeds are sown 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 & your 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:
Growth stages of Green Amaranth (Green Math):Germination:
How to take care for Celery Plant:Note: Green 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 green Amaranth container / raised bed every day in the form of a light shower with a watering can. 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 infection/ any other infections. Spray appropriate medicines as soon as any symptoms of such diseases are spotted.
Microgreens: If you plan to grow microgreens Green 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.
Harvesting: (within 30-35 days ) About 21 days after sowing, 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 about 4-5 times in intervals of 18 days.
Note: If not harvested early, Green 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 for a long time so that edible ‘Amaranth gains’ can be harvested.
|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||2 to 2.5 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|