(Amaranthus cruentus) A beautiful flowering plant with a multitude of uses. Microgreens can be harvested in as few as 15 days, colorful salad or wilting greens in 30-60 days, and nutritious "grain" in 85 days. Deep red color intensifies with heat, giving the plants an ornamental appearance. Beautiful seed heads are extremely attractive to birds. 15-85 days to harvest. Approx. 150 seeds per packet.
CULTURE: After danger of frost has passed, sow seeds 1/8" deep, 1/4" apart in rows 18" apart. Germination can take 14-21 days at 70 degree soil temps, so be patient. Thin to one plant every 6". Thinned plants can be used in salads or on sandwiches.