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Red Amaranthus Seeds (Red Math) - 250 g

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Red Amaranth (Amaranthus spp.), popularly known as Lal Chaulai, is a very nutritious and highly suitable leafy vegetable for kitchen gardening. Rapid growth, quick rejuvenation after each harvesting and high yield in super quick time are its important features. It is cooked and eaten like Spinach. The crop requires 5 to 7 hours of daily sunlight; however it is shade tolerant.

Lights, Water, Action

Got the seeds, now, let'em shoot!

  • Bright Indirect Sunlight

    Light

    Full Sunlight

  • Water Once A Week

    Watering

    Water everyday

  • Indoor

    Where to grow

    Terrace or outdoors

  • Average Warmth

    Time Till Harvest

    5 weeks

  • Low Maintenance

    Seasonal Information

    All seasons

Did You Know

Growth stages

One step at a time, with a lil water and light.

Sow the seeds in a big pot and water it daily

Sow the seeds 0.5 cm deep in well composted soil

Make sure the plant gets partial sunlight

Space the seedlings at 20cm by 15cm

Create a support system for the leaves and stems

Germination will take place in 6-8 days

Create a support system for the leaves and stems

Harvest 30-35 days from sowing

Sow, Grow, Reap

Good things take time and care

Take a seedling tray with medium sized cells & drainage holes at the

Sowing

  • Red Amaranth seeds can be sown throughout the year.
  • Sow the seeds directly in raised beds or containers.
  • Use a container with a minimum depth of 8 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.
  • Select a container with uniform drainage holes at the bottom.
  • Fill the container with the selected growing medium.
  • Red Amaranth seeds are tiny in size. If possible Mix the seeds with fine river sand if growing on large outdoor beds.
  • Sprinkle the seeds over the container soil medium or a raised bed.
  • Water the sown seed bed immediately by a light shower with a watering can.
  • Seeds will germinate within the first six days, or even earlier & tiny seedlings will be visible with first leaves.
Fill the cells/cups with a moist coco-peat medium

Caring

  • Seedlings when 2-3 cm long are thinned out to a spacing of 3-4 cm between two plants.
  • Red Amaranth can tolerate full sunlight as well as partial sunlight.
  • Water your Red Amaranth container / raised bed every day in the form of a light shower with watering. Sprinklers can be placed outdoors.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • About 21 days after sowing, Red 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 Red Amaranth for 4-5 times in intervals of 18 days.
Hold the seeds and sow 2-3 seeds per cell/cup. Since Lavender seeds are small in size, do not sow them deep

Common Problems

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.

Spill the tea

All the plant gossip, through the grapevine. Pun intended

Plants growing in containers need more fertilizing than those in the ground. The more you water, the more quickly you flush the nutrients out of the soil.

Plants with benefits

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.

Plants growing in containers need more fertilizing than those in the ground. The more you water, the more quickly you flush the nutrients out of the soil.

What you get

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.

Plants growing in containers need more fertilizing than those in the ground. The more you water, the more quickly you flush the nutrients out of the soil.
Plants growing in containers need more fertilizing than those in the ground. The more you water, the more quickly you flush the nutrients out of the soil.

Green trivia

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.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Can I grow Red Amaranth in summers?

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.

What type of planting soil does the crop need?

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,

Can I harvest seeds from my Red Amaranth plant?

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’.

How to grow Red Amaranth 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.

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