Amaranthus Green Seeds
Seed Type : Non-Hybrid, Open Pollinated and Non-GMO
SOWING TIME : February to June (Summers), July to September (Rains)
PLANT CHARACTER : Small Nutty flavored seeds with leaf flavor similar to spinach
LEAF CHARACTER : Green thick leaves, multiple stems and few flowers
HARVEST: Early greens can be harvested post 2 weeks, full crop gets ready in 45 -50 days
Feb - Mar
Jun - Jul
Line to line - 1.5'
plant to plant - 1'
Bright green Leaf shaped
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Gather the seeds and plant in late fall by spreading the seeds along the field. Amaranthus seeds can be directly seeded into your flower garden, or started indoors for transplanting later.
Space seeds or seedlings 10-12" apart. They will tolerate a little crowding, and look good in clumps or groups.
Amaranth is a warm season crop that requires full sun. Best germination occurs when soil temperatures are warm and grows well by planting in the same spot as leaf lettuce or radishes.
After the seedlings germinate, they can be watered only once a week. The vine thrives in warm and dry weather.
The crop is vulnerable to Tarnished plant bug and Amaranth weevil. The pests congregate around the growing seed heads and suck the fluid out, they can stunt the seed production. The weevils are a 2-stage threat with larvae chewing on the roots and adults going after the leaves.
Amaranthus needs soil pH ranging between PH 4.2 to 9.1. It grows well in well- drained soil rich in Nitrogen and Phosperous
Amaranthus prefers warm climate with six to eight hours of full sun
Amaranth germinates best at soil temperatures around 20 degree celsius [68 degree F]
how to harvest
To determine if it is ready for harvest, keep a sheet of clean paper under the bent over seed head and shake gently. If you see tiny, shiny black seeds falling on the paper,the crop is ready for harvest.
Once the seeds begin to readily fall from the tassels, take the seed heads in your hands and rub them over a bucket to catch the seed. This method of harvesting lessens the amount of debris and chaff that needs to be removed.
Once you have harvested the amaranth, it needs to be completely dried before you store to avoid molding. Leave it on trays to dry in the sun before storing.
The productiveness of any seed we sell is subject to your local climatic conditions*, the sowing method you adopt, and your commitment to the planting process. We give no warranty, expressed or implied, and are in no way responsible for the produce.
Please note that all our seasonal recommendations/ sowing information is as per the local climatic conditions. *For more information on the optimum conditions required for growing seeds in your region, please contact us at, firstname.lastname@example.org or Whatsapp us at, 8968675588
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