Amaranth Red Seeds
Amaranth Red Seeds
amaranthus red seeds
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Amaranthus Red

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These little wonders won't fill that empty stomach, but they are jam packed with good healthy things and will bring your meal up a notch. Amaranthus Red works great growing as a micro-green for a big healthy bonuses.

BOTANICAL NAME
Amaranthus cruentus

NICKNAME
Red-root amaranth, redroot pigweed, red-rooted pigweed, common amaranth, pigweed amaranth, and common tumbleweed.

QUANTITY
200 seeds

PLANT SIZE
Height: 5cm

CONTAINER SIZE
Pack contains enough to grow in 2x 10cm wide shallow containers.

SOWING
Indoor: All year round

GROW TIME
Germination: 4-6 days
Matures: 17 days

SPACING
Sow half the packet over a 10cm container.

WHAT THEY LOVE
Light: Most light conditions
Soil: Moist but well drained
Water: Mist to keep it moist
Food: Happy as it is

COMPANION PLANTS
Great in the kitchen with the kettle and toaster

OUR TIPS
For the first two days, cover the seeds so they are in darkness to help them germinate. Place somewhere warm, on top of the fridge is a great way to start them off. 

BRINGS TO YOUR GARDEN
Kitchen goodness
Grow indoors
Quick crop
Tasty foliage

HARVESTING

Snip micro greens above the soil line once they are 3-5cm tall. 

MAKES FOR GREAT..
Toppings for salad, bit of zing for your stir fry.

HEALTH BENEFITS
Amaranth microgreens present a holistic fitness and well-being solution. Sounds strange? Naturally, it helps you control cholesterol, maintain a good cardiovascular health and address vitamin and mineral deficiencies. Presence of lysine and other vital amino-acids helps with repairing cells and tissues. Amaranth microgreens are a good appetite suppressant and, hence, are considered as weight-loss food too. You can buy amaranth microgreens for hair as they contain Vitamin E.