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Got the seeds, now, let'em shoot!
Terrace or outdoors
One step at a time, with a lil water and light.
Sow the seeds 0.5 cm deep in well composted soil
Space the seedlings at 20cm by 15cm
Germination will take place in 6-8 days
Harvest 30-35 days from sowing
Good things take time and care
Why is my plant not growing?
Red Amaranth plants are very hardy and can tolerate average conditions. They need minimal care. However, too much watering, water logging and heavy clay soils should be avoided.
Why are my seedlings falling off?
It happens due to fungal infection. To prevent this avoid over watering. And also avoid planting seeds too deep and in a crowded manner. Sow the seeds with enough space to promote air circulation around seedlings.
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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.
This leafy veggie is a treasure trove of iron, vitamins and minerals. High in iron content and dietary fibre, Amaranth is good for anaemic patients. The amino acids called lysine assist in fighting against free radicals.
1.Red dye extracted from its plants could be used as a natural food additive. The dye can also be used in the textile or woollen industry for dyeing.
2.All parts of the Red Amaranthus plant, seed, oil, and leaf can be consumed.
Red Amaranth is very efficient at photosynthesis and it also grows better in adverse environmental conditions. Hence it is grown successfully in hot summers and also in humid conditions of monsoon.
Amaranth can be grown on a wide variety of soils. However, sandy loam soil is best suited for cultivation. It grows well in coco peat based potting mixtures too,
If not picked when tender, the Red Amaranth plant starts growing tall with its old leaves & thick stem. It will eventually flower at the top.Red Amaranth plants can be allowed to grow like this to harvest edible ‘Amaranth gains’.
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.
Regionally in India, Red Amaranthus (Red Math) is also known as Chauli, chaulai, Thotakura, Harive soppu, Chawli, Thambde bhajji, tambdi bhaji.
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