A popular vegetable throughout the Caribbean. The colourful red-veined leaves are highly nutritious and can be cooked similarly to spinach. The young leaves are great in salads, and the large leaves are a great substitute for spinach. Amaranth is hardy and copes much better in warmer climates than other leafy greens.
Contains average 500 seeds.
|Light Requirements — Full sun|
|Soil Requirements — Well drained soil|
Sow in a sunny position, directly where they are to grow. Sow thinly to 6mm (¼in) deep and cover lightly with fine soil. Firm gently and keep moist. Water regularly and keep weed-free. Mulch well to protect shallow roots. Harvest four to six weeks after sowing.