A favourite vegetable throughout the Caribbean. The highly nutritious leaves can be cooked similarly to spinach and the young leaves can be used in salads. Amaranth is hardy and can cope with heat and dry conditions much better than other leafy greens.
Sow thinly to 6mm (¼in) deep and cover lightly with fine soil. Firm gently and keep moist. Sunny position, direct where they are to grow. Water regularly and keep weed-free. Mulch well to protect shallow roots.
When To Plant
Spring to early Summer. All year in tropical regions.
When to Sow/Plant
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