Red Garnet Amaranth Herb Seeds (500mg)

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Red Garnet Amaranth (500mg) Description:
Red Garnet Amaranth is a versatile and healthy plant that provides edible greens and seeds which can be eaten raw or cooked. Grow this flavorful and nutritious crop using 100% heirloom and Non-GMO Amaranth seeds from Patriot Seeds. Our seeds are open-pollinated, so you can grow, harvest, and replant your crops endlessly. You can also store seeds for 5+ years in their resealable heavy-duty packages. When you're ready to declare your food independence, buy Patriot Seeds!

Red Garnet Amaranth Planting Instructions:
In colder regions, start seeds indoors in the early spring and transplant after the last frost. Red Garnet Amaranth does best in full sun. Plant 1/4 to 1/2 inch deep, spacing 14" between plants. Germination takes 2 to 3 weeks at soil temperatures between 70-75 F. Bottom water or mist to prevent the sowing mix from splashing on the seedlings and maintain even moisture. Do not allow the soil to dry out. Grow time is about 110 to 150 days.

Red Garnet Amaranth Harvesting Instructions:
After 100 to 150 days, the plants will have magenta flower heads. Whereas the young leaves are mild and make a good addition to a salad, the mature leaves are great cooked and taste similar to spinach. Once the leaves are mature and have been harvested, the seeds can be used like a grain. They contain many amino acids and other nutrients. The seeds may also be eaten raw, sprouted, toasted, or ground into a healthy flour.

Did You Know This About Red Garnet Amaranth?
Amaranth is one of the world's most drought-resistant crops. It can last up to 40 days without water and still produce seeds.